Powassan encephalitis


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Pow·as·san en·ceph·a·li·tis

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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Pow·as·san en·ceph·a·li·tis

(pō-wah'săn en-sef'ă-lī'tis)
An acute disease of children varying clinically from undifferentiated febrile illness to encephalitis; caused by the Powassan virus and transmitted by ixodid ticks.
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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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Powassan encephalitis: a case report with neuropathology and literature review.
Louis encephalitis (SLE); two, western equine encephalomyelitis (WEE); one, eastern equine encephalomyelitis (EEE); and one, Powassan encephalitis (POW).
Viral agents include those of tick-borne encephalitis, Russian spring-summer encephalitis, louping ill, Powassan encephalitis (1), and its variant known as deer tick virus (2).