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2006-02-23 18:00:00

By Carolyn Abate SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The West Nile virus remains a serious health risk in the United States even though the number of cases has plunged, a U.S. health official said on Thursday. "We are entering a new phase, and we can call it the endemic phase," said Lyle Petersen, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Division of Vector-Borne Infectious Disease. "The virus is here and it's going to stay," Petersen told reporters at the National Conference on West...

2005-09-15 02:39:42

By Kamil Zaheer GORAKHPUR, India (Reuters) - India's most serious outbreak of encephalitis in three decades, which has killed 750 people and infected thousands in the past two months, could have been prevented if authorities had stuck to an immunization program, experts said. While neighboring China has drastically cut its infection rate of Japanese encephalitis through mass vaccination programs, India, which has suffered smaller outbreaks for decades, has consistently ignored it....


Latest La Crosse encephalitis Reference Libraries

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2011-02-23 21:04:53

St. Louis Encephalitis is a disease caused by the Culex mosquito borne St. Louis Encephalitis virus. It is related to Japanese encephalitis virus and is a member of the Flaviviridae subgroup. It mainly affects the United States and occasionally hits Canada and Mexico. The name goes back to 1933 within five weeks in autumn an encephalitis epidemic of explosive proportions broke out in the vicinity of St. Louis, Missouri. Over 1000 cases were reported and the National Institute of Health...

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2011-01-11 12:50:11

Eastern equine encephalitis virus (EEE), also called sleeping sickness or Triple E, is a zoonotic alphavirus and arbovirus that exists in the Americas and the Caribbean. It was first seen in Massachusetts in 1831 when 75 horses died of encephalitic illness. It is often associated with coastal plains. EEE was first isolated from the brain of an infected horse in 1933. In 1938 the first human case was confirmed when thirty children died of encephalitis in northeaster United States...

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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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