COVID-19

Dr. Powers warns about tick-borne disease causing COVID-19-like symptoms

Island vet Dr. Jeff Powers wants you to be on the lookout for ticks on your pets—and yourself. A tick borne disease called anaplasmosis can cause COVID-19 like symptoms in people. It is still relatively rare, but apparently present on the island in deer ticks as Jeff has seen six positive tests in pets for the disease. If you find a tick on yourself, best bet is to be in touch with the health center for assistance. For more info on the disease, check this article posted by Dr. Powers. www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2020/07/06/tick-disease-and-coronavirus-difficult-distinguish-year/5318549002/