Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Eastern Equine Encephalitis Underlying Cause

Equine encephalitis is caused by an arbovirus that is transmitted through the bite of a mosquito. The mosquito transfers the virus from an animal to humans.

Animals that carry the virus include:

  • Horses
  • Donkeys
  • Mules
  • Rodents
  • Bats
  • Birds

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Last Updated: Apr 18, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Eastern Equine Encephalitis References
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