5280 Magazine: Should Coloradans Be Worried About Tick-Borne Illnesses?

The deadliest tick-borne disease has Colorado roots. Powassan virus—which is fatal in 10 percent of cases and leaves half of its victims with brain damage—hasn’t been detected in a Coloradan. But scientists first isolated it from a tick found along the Cache la Poudre River in 1952, six years before the first known human case (in Ontario), says Powassan expert Dr. Gregory Ebel of Colorado State University.

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TCTMD: Veterinarian-Cardiologist Teamwork Could Speed Device Innovation, Training

Brian Scansen, DVM, is an associate professor of cardiology and the section head of cardiology and cardiac surgery at the Colorado State University James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital. For more than a decade, he’s been forging ties with human cardiologists to build what he believes could be a fruitful collaboration for both specialties. [TCTMD (Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics) is produced by the Cardiovascular Research Foundation.]

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