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Western Equine Encephalitis Virus

April 12 , 2024 64 days 140 0
  • Argentina reported a human infection of the Western Equine Encephalitis Virus (WEEV) recently.
  • Argentina and Uruguay have seen 21 people and 374 animals getting sick from WEEV.
  • WEEV) is a rare but serious viral disease that primarily affects equines (horse family) and humans.
  • Mosquitoes act as vectors of the virus infecting humans and equines.
  • The virus belongs to the genus Alphavirus of the Togaviridae family, which also includes
    • Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEEV) and
    • Enezuelan Equine Encephalitis (VEE) viruses.

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