New testing approach improves detection of rare but emerging Powassan virus spread by deer ticks

Researchers at the New England Regional Center of Vector-Borne Diseases at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have come up with a new, more accurate method for detecting in ticks the emerging Powassan virus, which can cause life-threatening neuroinvasive disease, including encephalitis and meningitis.

This article was originally published on MedicalXpress.com

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