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Powassan encephalitis

 

Definition: an acute disease of children varying clinically from undifferentiated febrile illness to encephalitis; caused by the Powassan virus, a member of the Flaviviridae family, and transmitted by ixodid ticks; most frequently seen in Canada.

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