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Emerg Infect Dis. 2013;19(9). doi: 10.3201/eid1909.121846.

Powassan meningoencephalitis, New York, New York, USA.

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Department of Pathology, Columbia University, 830 West 168th St, New York City , NY 10032, USA. ss3768@columbia.edu

Abstract

Disease caused by Powassan virus (POWV), a tick-borne flavivirus, ranges from asymptomatic to severe neurologic compromise and death. Two cases of POWV meningoencephalitis in New York, USA, highlight diagnostic techniques, neurologic outcomes, and the effect of POWV on communities to which it is endemic.

KEYWORDS:

New York; Powassan virus; arbovirus; encephalitis; flavivirius; meningitis; meningoencephalitis; tick-borne disease; vector-borne infections; viruses

PMID:
23969017
PMCID:
PMC3810908
DOI:
10.3201/eid1909.121846
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