New Tick Borne Virus Strain in CT
There are poor treatments for tick borne viruses which are easily contracted. Recently in Connecticut a new tick borne virus, called the Powassan (related to West Nile) was identified according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This particular virus was found to be quickly transmitted to humans from a casual tick bite. In fact in contrast to Lyme disease (which takes 24 to 48 hours to pass the infection) …it can be transmitted from a tick to a human in as little as 15 minutes.
This virus can cause and infection of the central nervous system, causing meningitis, encephalitis and long-term neurological problems. Symptoms will include fever, headache, vomiting and lethargy.
In an August 2014 report, the Connecticut Department of Public Health classified the Powassan virus as an “emerging tick-borne illness.” These viruses are most commonly contracted in Connecticut between May and July, when nymphal ticks are searching for food. And is it during that time period when the typical homeowner should be on guard for tick infestations within their yards.
The best course of action for tick control, are related to prevention. In specific the homeowner should consider proper yard maintenance, vigilant screening for ticks, and hiring a pest control professional. Yale Pest Control in Ansonia CT provides a tick control solution for homeowners that helps keep these ticks at bay during their active season. For Tick Control in Fairfield County CT, Yale Pest Control has a safe and effective solution for you backyard areas.