Eastern equine encephalitis

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Synonyms: Eastern equine encephalomyelitis

An acute arboviral infection caused by an alphavirus of the Togaviridae family transmitted by an infected mosquito that is characterized by the onset of flulike symptoms including fever chills weakness headache vomiting abdominal pain with diarrhea myalgia leucocytosis and hematuria rapidly progressing to diffuse central nervous system (CNS) involvement with confusion somnolence or even coma. Seizures which may progress to status epilepticus and neurologic sequelae cranial nerve palsies and photophobia may occur. EEE is associated with a high rate of morbidity and mortality.

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