Powassan virus


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Po·was·san virus

 (pə-wä′sən)
n.
A flavivirus transmitted by ticks that can cause mild febrile illness as well as severe, sometimes fatal encephalitis and meningitis. It is endemic to northern North America and northeast Asia.

[After Powassan, Ontario, site of the first recognized fatality caused by this virus in 1958.]
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Powassan virus 1-4 weeks Generalized weakness, fever, disease or headache, vomiting progresses to encephalitis meningoencephalitis & may include (Powassan meningismus, seizures, cranial virus- nerve palsies, aphasia, & paresis.
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Positive for viruses such as CMV; HHV-6; Coxsackie B types 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6; parvo B19; or Powassan virus.
At the same meeting of the ASTMH, New York Medical College researcher Marc El Khoury reported that many cases previously attributed to Powassan virus are actually more likely caused by the deer tick virus.