Eastern equine encephalitis

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Eastern equine encephalitis

n. Abbr. EEE
Encephalitis that is caused by a mosquito-borne virus and affects humans, horses, and some bird species. It occurs in small epidemics in the eastern United States and is seen in other parts of North and South America.
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Five cases of eastern equine encephalitis virus disease were reported from four states (Florida, Georgia, Maryland, and Wisconsin) (Table 2); however, infection occurred in three of the cases through organ transplantation.
WNV and Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus (EEEV) are transmitted through the bite of an infected mosquito.
Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus (VEEV), western equine encephalitis virus (WEEV), and eastern equine encephalitis virus (EEEV) are nonsegmented, positive-sense RNA viruses of the genus Alphavirus in the family Togaviridae [1].
([dagger]) Includes IgM and IgG testing for West Nile virus; California encephalitis virus; Eastern equine encephalitis virus; St.
Viral causes of encephalitis (1) Worldwide distribution Limited to a certain geographic area Herpes viruses Flavi viruses * Herpessimplexvirus(HSV) * West Nile virus * Varicella-zoster virus (VZV) * Japanese encephalitis virus * Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) * St Louis encephalitis * Cytomegalovirus (CMV) * Tick-borne encephalitis virus * Human herpesvirus 6 Non-polio enteroviruses Alpha viruses * Western equine encephalitis virus * Eastern equine encephalitis virus Rabies virus Mumps virus
Louis encephalitis virus (SLEV), Eastern equine encephalitis virus (EEEV), and West Nile virus (WNV), in crested caracaras (Caracara cheriway; n = 80) in Florida from 2007 to 2008.
Since, genetic conservation of CHIK V is being maintained only between human and peridomestic mosquitoes, a high degree of sequence conservation is observed within several other group of alphaviruses, e.g., North American Eastern equine encephalitis virus (13,14), Highlands J virus from North America (15), Western equine encephalitis virus (16) and Sindbis virus (17).
A recent article on Eastern equine encephalitis virus stated: "Given that EEEV, like malaria and dengue, is caused by a virus, there is no specific treatment ..." (Eastern Equine Encephalitis on Upswing in New England States," Sept.
Experimental transmission of eastern equine encephalitis virus by Ochlerotatusj, japonicus (Diptera: Culicidae).
The mice were infected with the Sindbis virus, a mosquitoborne virus related to the West Nile virus and the eastern equine encephalitis virus.
* Infectious disease experts found Asian tiger mosquitoes carrying the dangerous eastern equine encephalitis virus in a tire dump in Polk County, Fla.
Louis encephalitis virus (eight), eastern equine encephalitis virus (seven), and unspecified California serogroup virus (three).

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