By Cara Murez 

HealthDay Reporter

THURSDAY, May 25, 2023 (HealthDay News) – Robert Weymouth, 58, of Portland, Maine, died this year because of a tick bite.

You’ve likely heard of Lyme disease and the problems it can cause when passed to a human through the bite of a deer tick. But Lyme isn’t the only tick-borne illness in the woods.

Powassan virus — a rare and untreatable infection — is also transmitted by ticks. That’s the bite that led to fatal complications in the case of this Maine truck driver.

Weymouth — the third Powassan death since 2015 in Maine and the first this…


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