Encephalitis (Non-WNV)

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Encephalitis (swelling of the brain) and encephalomyelitis (swelling of the brain and spinal cord) caused by vector-transmitted viruses represent a serious threat to public health. Various encephalitis viruses can be transmitted through the bite of infected mosquitoes. These include:

  • Eastern equine encephalitis virus
  • Western equine encephalitis virus
  • St. Louis encephalitis virus
  • LaCrosse encephalitis virus
  • Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus
  • Murray Valley encephalitis virus

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