So sad. The best ways to prevent a tick bite are by using repellents and wearing long pants and light-colored clothing. Also, make sure you check your kids for ticks and bites when they are outside. My mother was treated for Lyme Disease and it left her with arthritis. She recently had another suspicious bite and was treated with medication. Brad Paisley was right, check each other for ticks!
For the first time, a Minnesotan has died of a brain infection from a rare tick-borne virus called Powassan, the state Health Department reported Wednesday.