Issue 15: A Powassan's virus primer

You'll never look at groundhogs the same again

A groundhog in Gatineau Park, Quebec. (Photo: shari.a.images/istockphoto.com)

I’ve been asked about Powassan virus (POWV) a lot in recent months, which is a bit odd since it can sometimes be difficult to get Canadians to recognize the presence of any tick-borne pathogens in this country, let alone one that’s rather obscure. I believe I can thank the medi…

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