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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