California virus encephalitis


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California (La Crosse) virus encephalitis

A viral encephalitis that is the most common mosquito-borne illness in the U.S. It typically affects children in summer or early fall, largely in the Middle Atlantic or midwestern states, causing fever, headache, seizures, and localized muscle paralysis. The primary vector is Aedes triseriatus. A full recovery usually follows the illness.
See also: encephalitis
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