WEE - Western Equine Encephalitis

WEE - Western Equine Encephalitis - o Can cause abortions...

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Virus Most prominent in: CA – ND – TX Primary vector = Mosquito o No cases of transmission to birds o Cannot be transmitted by aerosol 3-4% mortality o 30% chance of developing neurological symptoms o Higher incidence in the very young (infants) Similar symptoms to EEE o Fever, headache, chills, vomiting o Many adults never develop further symptoms
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Unformatted text preview: o Can cause abortions Peaks in July and August o Most commonly found west of the Mississippi, Rockies Prevention and Control: o Vaccine available for horses – not for humans o Surveillance programs o Monitor mosquito populations (RI, MA and CT) WEE – Western Equine Encephalitis...
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This note was uploaded on 04/30/2008 for the course AVS 332 taught by Professor Launer during the Spring '08 term at Rhode Island.

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