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Everglades, subtropical swamp area located in southern Florida.
Everglades virus - virus producing symptoms from mild influenza-like illness to encephalitis syndrome; found only in the state of Florida.
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Caption: Phython impacts on mammal Populations seem to have been Skirted by the cotton rat, left, a Reservoir for Everglades virus
Experimental Everglades virus
infection of the cotton rat (Sigmodon hispidus).
(EVEV; Togaviridae: Alphavirus) circulates among rodents and vector mosquitoes in South Florida and can tangentially infect humans, causing a febrile disease with occasional neurologic signs.