western equine encephalitis


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western equine encephalitis

western equine encephalitis

A mild type of viral encephalitis that has occurred in the western U.S. and Canada.
See also: encephalitis

western equine encephalitis

see equine viral encephalomyelitis; abbreviated WEE.
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This symptom is a characteristic feature of viral encephalitis, whether it is due to West Nile encephalitis or western equine encephalitis, Venezuelan equine encephalitis, St.
experimentally infected with western equine encephalitis virus.
The role of various reptile species in the epidemiology of other arboviruses such as western equine encephalitis, eastern equine encephalitis, and Venezuelan equine encephalitis is well documented (13-15).
Before the virus inoculation, serum samples from all horses were tested for preexisting antibodies to VEE, eastern (EEE), and western equine encephalitis (WEE) viruses by using an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) with cell lysates prepared from BHK-21 cells infected with VEEV strain Trinidad donkey (21,22), EEE virus strain 82V2137 (23), and WEE virus strain Fleming (24).
A similar strategy for detecting transmission of western equine encephalitis and St.
Because no cases of diphtheria, neuroinvasive or non-neuroinvasive western equine encephalitis virus disease, nonparalytic poliovirus infection, severe acute respiratory syndrome-associated coronavirus syndrome, smallpox, and yellow fever were reported in the United States during 2009, these diseases do not appear in these initial tables.

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