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9. It’s Not A New Thing

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The Powassan virus was first discovered in Ontario, Canada in 1958. A child developed encephalitis from a virus that had never been seen before. Scientists named it after the town where the child lived. It’s been suggested that the virus might have been found in far eastern Russia as well. Check out #8 to see why doctors are growing more concerned about it now.