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Powassan virus

 

Definition: a virus of the genus Flavivirus (family Flaviviridae), transmitted by ixodid ticks and causing Powassan encephalitis in children; also capable of producing meningoencephalomyelitis in rabbits and children.

[Powassan, Ontario, the Canadian province where first isolated]

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