eastern equine encephalitis


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Related to eastern equine encephalitis: West Nile virus, Western equine encephalitis

eastern equine encephalitis

[¦ē·stərn ¦ē‚kwīn en‚sef·ə′līd·əs]
(medicine)
A mosquito-borne virus infection of horses and mules in the eastern and southern United States caused by a member of arbovirus group A.
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Experimental transmission of eastern equine encephalitis virus by Ochlerotatusj, japonicus (Diptera: Culicidae).
The presence of eastern equine encephalitis in an animal here in California for the first time ever west of the Mississippi and Texas is an emerging infectious disease,'' he said.
I think the tiger mosquito just happened to be found in an old tire pile at the same time there was an outbreak of eastern equine encephalitis (in 1991, when 200 horses and five humans contracted the disease; 70% of the horses and two of the people died].
Louis encephalitis (23), Jamestown Canyon virus (11), Powassan virus (seven), eastern equine encephalitis virus (six), unspecific California serogroup virus (four), and Cache Valley virus (one).
These mosquitoes are also related to the Asian Tiger Mosquito, which can transmit West Nile virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (swelling of the brain) - both potentially life-threatening illnesses.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has warned of an upswing in cases of eastern equine encephalitis in New England, including--for the first time in 41 years of reporting of the disease--cases occurring in New Hampshire.
Eastern equine encephalitis and Western equine encephalitis inactivated vaccines are poorly immunogenic.
In the July 24 SCIENCE, Mitchell's team describes isolating 14 strains of eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) from tiger mosquitoes collected at the dump.
Areas of standing water generated by major rainfall are common breeding grounds for mosquitoes, which are considered a major threat to public health, as the insects have been identified as the main cause of the spread of the deadly West Nile virus, Eastern equine encephalitis and St.
Louis encephalitis virus (10), Powassan virus (8), and Eastern equine encephalitis virus (8).
Administration officials say Massachusetts is already feeling the effects of climate change, including five major storms since 2010, a significant rise in Eastern Equine Encephalitis in mosquitoes that led to aerial spraying in 2012, and the 2013 closure of oyster beds for the first time in state history because of the bacterium vibrio parahaemolyticus.
Ottawa residents should also take proper precautions to reduce their risk of contracting an illness from other vector-borne diseases such as Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEEV) and Lyme disease.

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