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The First Isolations of the Powassan Virus in New York State

TitleThe First Isolations of the Powassan Virus in New York State
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1965
AuthorsWhitney, E, Jamnback, H
JournalProceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine
Volume119
Pagination432-435
Keywordsbiology
Abstract

Powassan virus was isolated from 2 pools of ticks (1 unidentified, the other Ixodes cookei) removed from 2 Marmota monax live-trapped in northern St. Lawrence County. Powassan virus was also isolated from tissues taken from the same 2 animals. Another strain of POW virus was recovered from the brain of a sick gray fox found in Broome County 200 miles to the south in New York State. The 2 tick strains were compared antigenically with the proto-type POW strain and were found to be antigenically similar.

URLhttp://ebm.sagepub.com/content/119/2/432.short
DOI10.3181/00379727-119-30202