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Who gets powassan encephalitis?
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Dr. Lea Danielsen
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree
In brief: Tick borne virus
It is encephalitis caused usually by a virus which is transmitted by a tick.
Encephalitis is an acute inflammation of the brain. Powassan says that there is a particular cause for this inflammation of the brain.

In brief: Tick borne virus
It is encephalitis caused usually by a virus which is transmitted by a tick.
Encephalitis is an acute inflammation of the brain. Powassan says that there is a particular cause for this inflammation of the brain.
Dr. Lea Danielsen
Dr. Lea Danielsen
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Dr. Clarence Lyons
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Tick bite
http://www.cdc.gov/powassan/symptoms.html

In brief: Tick bite
http://www.cdc.gov/powassan/symptoms.html
Dr. Clarence Lyons
Dr. Clarence Lyons
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Dr. Melanie Alarcio
Pediatrics - Neurology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Anyone bitten by tic
Powassan virus was first recognized in powassan, ontario and is a flavivirus and is the only well documented tick-borne transmitted arbovirus occurring in the us and canada.
Powassan encephalitis is a serious illness caused by the powassan virus and anyone who gets a tick bite from a tick that has it can get the disease. Deer ticks can have it but the disease is not very common in humans.

In brief: Anyone bitten by tic
Powassan virus was first recognized in powassan, ontario and is a flavivirus and is the only well documented tick-borne transmitted arbovirus occurring in the us and canada.
Powassan encephalitis is a serious illness caused by the powassan virus and anyone who gets a tick bite from a tick that has it can get the disease. Deer ticks can have it but the disease is not very common in humans.
Dr. Melanie Alarcio
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