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Powassan virus is a topic covered in the Johns Hopkins ABX Guide.

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MICROBIOLOGY

  • Flavivirus, positive-strand RNA virus.
    • Tick-borne encephalitis group
    • Two lineages: can only be distinguished by molecular techniques, both capable of causing human infection.
      • Powassan virus prototype (POWV lineage 1): enzootic cycle with tick Ixodes cookei and groundhogs or skunks.
      • Deer tick virus (DTV, or POWV lineage 2): enzootic cycle between Ixodes scapularis and white-footed mice, same as Lyme disease.

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Last updated: March 6, 2019

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Auwaerter, Paul G. "Powassan Virus." Johns Hopkins ABX Guide, The Johns Hopkins University, 2019. Pediatrics Central, peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540630/all/Powassan_virus.
Auwaerter PG. Powassan virus. Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. The Johns Hopkins University; 2019. https://peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540630/all/Powassan_virus. Accessed March 19, 2019.
Auwaerter, P. G. (2019). Powassan virus. In Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. Available from https://peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540630/all/Powassan_virus
Auwaerter PG. Powassan Virus [Internet]. In: Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. The Johns Hopkins University; 2019. [cited 2019 March 19]. Available from: https://peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540630/all/Powassan_virus.
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