Powassan encephalitis

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Po·​was·​san encephalitis | \ pə-ˈwä-sən- How to pronounce Powassan encephalitis (audio) \

Definition of Powassan encephalitis

: a severe form of Powassan virus marked especially by encephalitis Ten percent of Powassan encephalitis cases are fatal. About half the survivors have permanent neurological symptoms.— Lynn Bonner

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1967, in the meaning defined above

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“Powassan encephalitis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Powassan%20encephalitis. Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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Powassan encephalitis

noun
Po·​was·​san encephalitis | \ pə-ˈwä-sən- How to pronounce Powassan encephalitis (audio) \

Medical Definition of Powassan encephalitis

: a severe form of Powassan virus marked especially by encephalitis Ten percent of Powassan encephalitis cases are fatal. About half the survivors have permanent neurological symptoms.— Lynn Bonner

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