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Mosquito-Borne Viral Encephalitis

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by Stahl RJ
 

Definition

Encephalitis is inflammation of the brain. Certain mosquito-borne viruses can lead to encephalitis. Examples of these viruses include:
Encephalitis
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RESOURCES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
http://www.cdc.gov

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
http://www.ninds.nih.gov

 

CANADIAN RESOURCES

Health Canada
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/index%5Fe.html

Healthy U
http://www.healthyalberta.com

 

References


Eastern equine encephalitis. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/easternequineencephalitis. Updated August 16, 2012. Accessed September 24, 2012.


Eastern equine encephalitis. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: https://dynamed.ebscohost.com/about/about-us. Updated July 13, 2012. Accessed September 24, 2012.


Encephalitis: an overview. EBSCO Nursing Reference Center website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/pointOfCare/nrc-about. Updated March 9, 2012. Accessed September 24, 2012.


Meningitis and encephalitis fact sheet. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke website. Available at: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/encephalitis%5Fmeningitis/detail%5Fencephalitis%5Fmeningitis.htm. Updated February 16, 2011. Accessed September 24, 2012.


Mosquito-borne encephalitis. Orange County Vector Control District website. Available at: http://www.ocvcd.org/bulletins/Mosquito-Borne%20Encephalitis.pdf. Accessed September 24, 2012.


Quick lesson about West Nile infection. EBSCO Nursing Reference Center website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/pointOfCare/nrc-about. Updated September 7, 2012. Accessed September 24, 2012.


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Technical fact sheet: eastern equine encephalitis. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/EasternEquineEncephalitis/tech/factSheet.html. Updated August 16, 2012. Accessed September 24, 2012.


West Nile virus infection. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: https://dynamed.ebscohost.com/about/about-us. Updated September 13, 2012. Accessed September 24, 2012.


West Nile virus: what you need to know. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/westnile/wnv%5FfactSheet.htm. Updated September 12, 2012. Accessed September 24, 2012.


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