Powassan Virus News and Research

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Powassan is a genus of viruses from the family Flaviviridae. The West Nile virus, dengue virus, tick-borne encephalitis virus, yellow fever virus, and Zika virus, among others, are viruses in this class. The Powassan virus was initially discovered in Powassan, Ontario, Canada in 1958. It does not have a cure.
Tick’s salivary glands could become key research tools for studying virus transmission

Tick’s salivary glands could become key research tools for studying virus transmission

Researchers develop vaccine effective against emerging tick-borne virus in mice

Researchers develop vaccine effective against emerging tick-borne virus in mice

NIH officials highlight growing threat of tickborne diseases

NIH officials highlight growing threat of tickborne diseases

Massachussetts public health department receives $100,000 grant to subsidize cost of tick testing

Massachussetts public health department receives $100,000 grant to subsidize cost of tick testing

Ticks and mosquitoes a “growing health problem” says CDC

Ticks and mosquitoes a “growing health problem” says CDC

New blood test shows promise to revolutionize diagnosis of tick-borne diseases

New blood test shows promise to revolutionize diagnosis of tick-borne diseases

Viruses closely related to Zika may cause fetal brain damage and death, study finds

Viruses closely related to Zika may cause fetal brain damage and death, study finds

New paper-based test can diagnose Zika infection within 20 minutes

New paper-based test can diagnose Zika infection within 20 minutes

Few tips to remove a tick and prevent future bites

Few tips to remove a tick and prevent future bites

NIH scientists develop laboratory model to study tickborne flaviviruses

NIH scientists develop laboratory model to study tickborne flaviviruses

Preventative measures can help minimize rising threat of tick-borne illnesses

Preventative measures can help minimize rising threat of tick-borne illnesses

Review highlights emerging public health threat of Powassan virus infection in North America

Review highlights emerging public health threat of Powassan virus infection in North America

New test identifies increased prevalence of tick-borne pathogen in Suffolk County

New test identifies increased prevalence of tick-borne pathogen in Suffolk County

Tick genome study sheds light on occurrences of Lyme disease

Tick genome study sheds light on occurrences of Lyme disease

Flaviviruses immune system defenses in different ways depending on whether they are transmitted by mosquitoes or ticks

Flaviviruses immune system defenses in different ways depending on whether they are transmitted by mosquitoes or ticks