The monthly meeting for this month (May) is being moved to the 15th of the month due to Mother's Day
Ticks Now Carry A Virus More Deadly Than Lyme Disease – Here’s What You Need To Know!
A quick-moving and potentially fatal virus has been found in the U.S. in the Northeast and Great Lakes area.
Carried and transferred to people and pets by ticks, the Powassan virus can infect the central nervous system, causing similar symptoms to Lyme disease, but more severe and without any cure.
Once bitten by an infected tick, it only takes a matter of hours before symptoms begin to occur. The patients infected are likely to become susceptible to neurological damage due to inflammation of the brain, which can lead to both encephalitis and meningitis.
Although contracting the disease is quite rare, because of the possible fatality, doctors are urging people to do everything they can to prevent being infected. For people who work outdoors or camp in any of the affected areas, the chance of becoming infected is much higher.
Here are the main guidelines to follow to protect your family:
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We will be hosting a Boater Safety Course on May 15th at the club. Please call John Carpenter at phone number (315) 750-8186 for details and to sign up.
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