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Eastern equine encephalitis virus (EEEV), commonly called sleeping sickness or Triple E, is a zoonotic alphavirus and arbovirus present in North, Central and South America and the Caribbean. EEEV was first recognised in Massachusetts, USA in 1831 when 75 horses died of encephalitic illness. Epizootics in horses have continued to occur regularly in USA. The causal agent, EEEV, was first isolated from infected horse brains in 1933. In 1938, the first confirmed human cases were identified when thirty children died of encephalitis in northeastern USA. These cases coincided with outbreaks in horses in the same regions. The fatality rate in humans infected with EEEV is 35%. EEEV is capable of infecting a wide range of animals including mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians, but not all animals develop high enough levels of EEEV to be contagious to humans. The virus is maintained in birds primarily through Culiseta melanura mosquitoes and transmission to other species occurs via mosquitoes. Copyright Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License. See for details. Source: Wikipedia, Eastern equine encephalitis virus (Wikipedia)

Eastern equine encephalitis is an encephalitogenic arbovirus common in North America and transmitted to humans via an arthropod vector. Central nervous system infection may present as aseptic meningitis, encephalitis, or meningoencephalitis. Information from ARUP Laboratories and Jacobs and DeMott Laboratory Test Handbook, 5th edition, DS Jacobs, WR DeMott and DK Oxley, 2001. Source: Regenstrief Institute

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zh-CN Chinese (China) 东方马脑炎病毒
Synonyms: EEE 病毒;EEEV;囊膜病毒;外衣病毒;东部型马脑炎病毒;东方型马脑炎病毒
fr-CA French (Canada) Virus de l'encéphalite équine de l'Est
es-ES Spanish (Spain) Virus de la Encefalitis Equina del este
it-IT Italian (Italy) Encefalite equina orientale virus
Synonyms: Virus dell''encefalite equina orientale
tr-TR Turkish (Turkey) Doğu at ensefalit virüsü
ru-RU Russian (Russian Federation) Восточного конского энцефалита вирус
nl-NL Dutch (Netherlands) Oosters equien encefalitisvirus
Synonyms: Oosters paardenencefalitisvirus
fr-BE French (Belgium) Virus de l'encéphalite équine de l'Est
pl-PL Polish (Poland) Wirus wschodniego końskiego zapalenia mózgu
Synonyms: Wirus wschodniego końskiego zapalenia mózgu