Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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California Group Virus Transmission

Facts about California group virus:

  • California Group viruses are transmitted from animals to humans by mosquitoes.
  • Snowshoe hares and at least 16 other mammals are known to carry this virus.
  • This virus is mainly present in the North Central States and New York.
  • California Group virus usually affects children in rural or suburban areas.

Last Updated: Dec 2, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed California Group Virus References
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