Powassan on the Hudson

People here in the US often think of emerging diseases as things that happen somewhere else. Date farmers in Saudi Arabia start coughing up a nasty new virus, a market in China serves a side order of pandemic proportions, or a clinic in Africa gets decimated by a disease straight out of a horror movie. Of course that’s a skewed view, and two new papers provide a handy reminder that new infectious agents are emerging here, too.

In the current issue of Parasites and Vectors, researchers in New York characterize the regional distribution of Deer Tick Virus …read more