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Related to California encephalitis: encephalitis virus
encephalitis of abrupt onset, with severe frontal headache and low-grade to moderate fever, caused by members of the genus Bunyavirus (Bunyaviridae family); infections also occur in rodents, lagomorphs, and domestic animals.
Synonym(s): California encephalitis
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Epidemiology The infectious cycle is maintained in the mosquito vector, Aedes triseriatus
Prognosis Excellent; rare psychological residua
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California encephalitisA viral infection by any of 4 California Bunyaviridae; most CE is by the LaCrosse virotype, which occurs in the summer in north central US; in endemic regions, CE causes 20% of acute childhood meningitides with a very low mortality rate; the infectious cycle is maintained in the mosquito vector, Aedes triseriatus Clinical Non-specific viral prodrome, followed by a 3-8 day meningismus with spontaneous resolution Prognosis Excellent; rare psychological residua
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California,31st state, admitted to the United States in 1850.
California encephalitis - encephalitis caused by genus Bunyavirus; may be seen in domestic animals and rodents.
californium - man-made radioactive actinide, chemical symbol Cf, used in radiotherapy.
California Psychological Inventory Test - personality inventory with emphasis on social interaction.
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