November 7, 2022

As reported on NBC Channel 26 by: Valerie Juarez

Nov 04, 2022

A Wausaukee man is battling for his life after a tick bit him this summer.

Since August, 71-year-old Al Dennis hasn’t been able to walk or talk.

Doctors said the tick that bit him was carrying an extremely rare disease and it was not Lyme Disease, but was the Powassan virus.

“It was like ten at night, he got up to use the bathroom. He fell down in the hallway, he was having a seizure and he hasn’t moved since,” said Betty Dennis, Al’s wife. “He’s been hospitalized for 86 days now.”

All of this was a result of a tick bite.

Learn more at the CDC website on Powassan virus.