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Encephalomyelitis Virus


The equine encephalomyelitis viruses consist of three antigenically related viruses within the Alphavirus genus of the family Togaviridae: Venezuelan equine encephalomyelitis (VEE), Western equine encephalomyelitis (WEE) and Eastern equine encephalomyelitis (EEE). These viruses are vectored in nature by various species of mosquitoes and cause periodic epizootics among equines.

Infection of equines with virulent strains of any these viruses produces a similar clinical course of...

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