deer tick virus


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Related to deer tick virus: Powassan virus

deer tick virus

A Flavivirus that is a cause of meningoencephalitis. It is transmitted to humans by the bite of infected ticks and causes disease similar to that caused by Powassan virus.
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Potential role of deer tick virus in Powassan encephalitis cases in Lyme disease-endemic areas of New York, USA.
The deer tick requires 24 to 30 hours of attachment to the host to transmit the mentioned diseases (except for the Deer Tick Virus which transmits within minutes).
Powassan virus comprises 2 closely related lineages: the Powassan virus prototype (POWV) lineage and the deer tick virus (DTV) lineage.
ticks and maintained in enzootic cycles involving smal--to medium-size mammals, POWV exists as 2 genetically divergent and spatially distinct lineages that are serologically indistinguishable: lineage I, prototype POWV and lineage II, deer tick virus (DTV) (3,4).