Western equine encephalitis


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Western equine encephalitis

[′wes·tərn ′ē‚kwīn in‚sef·ə′līd·əs]
(medicine)
A type of equine encephalitis which occurs chiefly west of the Mississippi River; the chief vector is the culicine mosquito Culex tarsalis.
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Detection of North American eastern and western equine encephalitis viruses by nucleic acid amplification assays.
Louis encephalitis and Western Equine encephalitis in Valley golf courses, parks and the Los Angeles River, which meanders through Glendale, Burbank and the San Fernando Valley.
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).
Negative results were also obtained for the alphaviruses Western equine encephalitis, Eastern equine encephalitis, and Venezuelan equine encephalitis by using mouse hyperimmune ascitic fluid.
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).
Louis encephalitis virus; WEEV, western equine encephalitis virus; pos, positive.

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