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Scientists develop infection model for tickborne flaviviruses

20:00 EDT 21 Aug 2017 | AAAS

(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) NIH scientists have filled a research gap by developing a laboratory model to study ticks that transmit flaviviruses, such as Powassan virus. Powassan virus was implicated in the death of a New York man earlier this year. The unusual model involves culturing organs taken from Ixodes scapularis ticks and then infecting those organ cultures with flaviviruses, according to researchers at Rocky Mountain Laboratories, part of NIH's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

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