How Ticks Can Make You Sick--Or Even Kill You

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Published on July 29, 2019 - Duration: 00:59s

How Ticks Can Make You Sick--Or Even Kill You

Deer ticks feed on human and animal blood.

As such, they can transmit dangerous bacteria and viruses to humans.

According to Business Insider, ticks are most active in warmer seasons, and tick-borne illnesses are on the rise.

A case of the tick-borne Powassan virus was reported in Maine for the first time since 2017.

Severe cases can be fatal.

Two other cases of the virus were reported in northern New Jersey this summer.

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