California Encephalitis Virus Infection: A Case Report

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  • Encephalitis Research Center, Florida State Board of Health, Department of Epidemiology and Microbiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Tampa, Florida

Summary

A case of severe encephalitis in a previously healthy 12-year-old girl was associated with a diagnostic rise in antibodies representing recent infection with a California group arbovirus. This case is the first report of human disease associated with this infection since the original studies in California and is the initial report of a case from Florida.

Author Notes

Medical Epidemiologist, U. S. Public Health Service, Communicable Disease Center, Atlanta, Georgia, on assignment to the Florida State Board of Health.

Staff Pediatrician, The Mease Hospital and Clinic, Dunedin, Florida.

Virologist at the Encephalitis Research Center.

Research Associate, Department of Epidemiology and Microbiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Professor of Epidemiology and Microbiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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