The Powassan Guide is a monograph published by Coppe Laboratories that provides information on another tick-borne pathogen, the Powassan virus. This virus belongs to the same virus family as Zika and West Nile, but unlike those, it is transmitted by a tick and not a mosquito. Recent news articles have alerted the public to the increased incidence of the Powassan virus. Because symptoms related to infection with this virus are similar to a number of tick-borne diseases, including Lyme, it is often overlooked. Ticks can transmit more than one pathogen, and Powassan virus has been found in a number of ticks in the Northeast and Midwest.
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Coppe Laboratories is a contract research organization and a CLIA-certified reference laboratory in Waukesha, Wisconsin (USA) specializing in research and diagnostics for emerging viral diseases. Since its founding in 2012, Coppe has delivered unparalleled clinical lab service to academic and children’s hospitals, integrative medicine specialists, and clinical research centers nationwide. Our scientists provide custom contract research services, designing essential experiments and providing preliminary data in support of biotech and pharmaceutical industries worldwide.