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Related to Powassan virus: Ixodes cookei
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]
A rare Flavivirus, transmitted by tick bite, which occasionally causes encephalitis.
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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.