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Volume 19, Number 12—December 2013

Potential Role of Deer Tick Virus in Powassan Encephalitis Cases in Lyme Disease–endemic Areas of New York, USA

Marc Y. El Khoury1Comments to Author , Jose F. Camargo1, Jennifer L. White, Bryon P. Backenson, Alan P. Dupuis, Kay L. Escuyer, Laura Kramer, Kirsten St. George, Debarati Chatterjee, Melissa Prusinski, Gary P. Wormser, and Susan J. Wong
Author affiliations: New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY, USA (M.Y. El Khoury, J.F. Camargo, D. Chatterjee, G.P. Wormser); Wadsworth Center, New York State Department of Health, Albany, NY, USA (J.L. White, B.P. Backenson, A.P. Dupuis II, K.L. Escuyer, L. Kramer, K. St. George, M. Prusinski, S.J. Wong)

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Figure 1

Cases of Powassan/deer tick virus encephalitis, by county, New York, USA, for 2004–2012 (A) and 1958–2003 (B) (19). A total of 14 cases occurred during 2004–2012 and 9 cases during 1958–2003. One additional case from 1958–2003 is not shown because the patient had lived in and traveled through multiple counties in the 6 weeks before illness onset (20).

Figure 1. . . Cases of Powassan/deer tick virus encephalitis, by county, New York, USA, for 2004–2012 (A) and 1958–2003 (B) (19). A total of 14 cases occurred during 2004–2012 and 9 cases during 1958–2003. One additional case from 1958–2003 is not shown because the patient had lived in and traveled through multiple counties in the 6 weeks before illness onset (20).

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.

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