Upstate NY Ticks Spreading Virus With COVID-Like Symptoms
Just when you thought the great outdoors would help you get away from the coronavirus, this story comes along.
Going outside and social distancing in the great outdoors was probably the healthiest thing you could do this summer. That certainly still applies when it comes to COVID-19, but now there is a little extra wrinkle.
A tick-borne illness which has symptoms similar to the coronavirus is making a comeback in Upstate New York, according to a Times Union report. The Times Union says "...some of the symptoms include fever, muscle aches and even respiratory failure."
Just like lyme diseases, this virus is spread by the deer tick. But there is some good news. This illness is not as prevalent as lyme disease, testing for it is very accurate and it is treatable with antibiotics.