Western Equine Encephalomyelitis in a Florida Horse

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  • Encephalitis Research Center, Tampa, Florida 33614

Summary

Isolation of the virus of Western equine encephalomyelitis from the brain of a horse with classic signs of this disease in Florida during May 1964 is described. Although the virus has been isolated from mosquitoes and birds, cases in horses have not been reported previously from eastern seaboard states.

Author Notes

Biologist, Encephalitis Research Center, Florida State Board of Health, Tampa, Florida.

Practicing Veterinarian, Odessa, Florida.

Virologist, Encephalitis Research Center, Florida State Board of Health, Tampa, Florida.

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