VIDEO: Patients Coinfected With Powassan Virus, Lyme Examined

Serologic evidence suggests that Powassan virus can be present in both healthy and ill individuals.

NEW ORLEANS – Patients with dual infections pose unique challenges for infectious disease physicians. 

In this video, Holly Frost, MD, from the Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation in Marshfield, Wisconsin, discussed the incidence of patients with Lyme disease and Powassan virus.

During her presentation on her study, given at IDWeek 2016, Dr Frost and colleagues concluded that “serologic evidence suggests that Powassan virus in humans in the upper Midwest is present in healthy and ill individuals, and asymptomatic or nonserious infection is likely to be common.”