Powassan, Ontario


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Powassan,

city in Ontario, Canada, where disease was first reported.
Powassan encephalitis - an acute disease of children, transmitted by ixodid ticks.
Powassan virus - causes Powassan encephalitis.
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The virus was first diagnosed in 1958 in Powassan, Ontario, in a 5-year-old boy who died from encephalitis.
Q While parked on the shoulder of Highway 11 near Powassan, Ontario (a couple of hundred metres past a huge rock cut blasted in recent years to make way for two-laning), we came across a curious find and thought you might be able to help us identify it (that is, determine whether it's a fairly recent "thing" or a not-so-recent "thing").