equine encephalitis viruses

equine encephalitis viruses
equine encephalomyelitis viruses a group of togavirus species of the genus Alphavirus, each named for the type of encephalomyelitis it causes in horses, other equines, and humans; birds serve as a reservoir and transmission is by mosquitoes. The most common types are eastern, western, and Venezuelan equine encephalitis or encephalomyelitis viruses.

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