The Canadian Press

2015-04-16 | HEALTH Ticks Virus

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Health officials in Canada are expanding their monitoring of ticks for an extremely rare but potentially deadly virus after a dramatic rise in the number of cases of the disease south of the border.

Date: 2015-04-16
Placeline: OTTAWA.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 32 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << the public health agency of Canada says it's brightening screening for powassan virus to include black-legged ticks human cases of the virus which can like West Nile Virus cause inflammation of the brain have been reported this bring it at least for Northeastern State the virus was first identified in 1958 in powassan Ontario for a child who contracted the disease later died since then only 16 human cases have been reported in Canada but Health officials say the numbers of black-legged ticks have expanded rapidly over the last 10 years Tara Patrol the Canadian press Ottawa >>