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Equine Encephalitides

Other Names: Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis (EEE), Western Equine Encephalomyelitis (WEE), Venezuelan Equine Encephalomyelitis (VEE), Sleeping Sickness
Equine encephalomyelitis is a mosquito-borne, viral infection that can cause severe encephalitis in horses and humans.

Disease Agents

  • Togaviridae Alphavirus

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