Definition of Powassan virus
- Ticks in the Northeast and around the Great Lakes are carrying the Powassan virus, which can cause encephalitis and meningitis, leaving about half of survivors with permanent neurological symptoms.
- —Charlotte Alter
- But ticks here have been known to spread two other illnesses in sizable numbers: anaplasmosis and babesiosis, as well as another very rare, but severe, tick-borne illness, Powassan virus.
- —Matt Rocheleau