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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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).
Almost all of these cases are in Lyme country, where humans are much more likely to be preyed upon by deer ticks carrying deer tick virus than ticks carrying Powassan virus," El Khoury said in a statement Monday.
Genomic sequencing of deer tick virus and phylogeny of Powassan-related viruses of North America.