Encyclopedia of Parasitology

Living Edition
| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn


  • Heinz Mehlhorn
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27769-6_4288-1

Western equine encephalitis virus. This virus was first found in the western regions of the USA and leads to an encephalitis in horses and humans. Today this virus is found in western USA, whole Central America, and all central and northern states of South America. It is transmitted by Culex tarsalis mosquitoes and may use rabbits/hares as hosts, too.


Western Region Encephalitis Virus Northern State Western Equine Encephalitis Virus Western Equine Encephalitis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Zoomorphologie, Zellbiologie und ParasitologieHeinrich-Heine-UniversitätDüsseldorfGermany