A Newly Emerging Deadly Duo Scenario of Tick Borne Neuropathogenic Powassan Virus Plus Coronavirus COVID-19
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The Powassan virus is a Tick Borne Neuropathogen that is deadlier than Lyme Disease due to the fact that it has a rapid onset of neurological symptoms, and also has a brief transmission time of 15 minutes after the attachment of a tick to its victim [1-4]. It is the only flavivirus that is associated with ticks, and that is also found to occur in the Western Hemisphere .
Ollar, R. A. (2020). A Newly Emerging Deadly Duo Scenario of Tick Borne Neuropathogenic Powassan Virus Plus Coronavirus COVID-19. EC Neurology, 12 (8), 26-27. Retrieved from https://touroscholar.touro.edu/nymc_fac_pubs/2514