Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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California Group Virus Underlying Cause

California Group Viruses are transmitted from animals to humans through the bite of a mosquito. After infection, the virus may or may not cause illness.

Rarely, the virus causes inflammation of the brain, called encephalitis, which can cause severe symptoms.

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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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