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western equine encephalitis


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(WEE)

An arbovirus infection first identified in horses but also capable of causing human disease, spread by culicine mosquitoes, e.g., Culex tarsalis, indigenous to the western regions of North America. A similar disease, eastern equine encephalitis (EEE), occurs in the northeastern United States and adjacent regions in Canada and is transmitted mainly by Culex pipiens. See http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/arbor/weefact.htm.

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