Saint Louis encephalitis


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Saint Louis encephalitis

[′sānt ′lü·əs in‚sef·ə′līd·əs]
(medicine)
A mosquito-borne arbovirus infection of the central nervous system, occurring in the central and western United States and in Florida.
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Drought-induced amplification of Saint Louis encephalitis virus, Florida.
Endpoints for 90% plaque reduction neutralization tests for patients with acute West Nile virus (WNV) infection, Gonaives, Haiti, 2004 * Age Sex DEN-1 DEN-2 DEN-3 DEN-4 SLE WNV 13 y Male <100 <100 <100 <100 <100 200 <1 y Female <100 <100 <100 <100 <100 800 DEN, dengue; SLE, Saint Louis encephalitis virus.
It could be argued that several mosquitoborne flaviviruses have been isolated from ticks, e.g., Saint Louis encephalitis virus and West Nile virus (7,8).
To the Editor: Saint Louis encephalitis virus (SLEV), a member of the Flaviviridae family, is widely dispersed in the Americas (1,2).
Overall, 4% of the dog sera we tested contained neutralizing EVEV antibodies, a rate similar to the seroprevalence for the major human pathogenic arboviruses (EVEV, EEEV, Saint Louis encephalitis virus, Western equine encephalitis virus) in Florida detected in >2,500 sera from wildlife in 38 of the state's 67 counties from 1965 to 1974 (24).
Saint Louis encephalitis virus (SLEV; genus Flavivirus, family Flaviviridae) emerged in Cordoba Province, Argentina, in 2002.
Negative results were obtained for Saint Louis encephalitis virus by using the monoclonal antibody 6B5A-2.
Birds infected with western equine encephalitis virus or Saint Louis encephalitis virus by mosquito bite or needle exhibit no difference in viremia responses (24), and mosquito saliva inhibits in vitro infection of dendritic cells by dengue virus (25).
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