St. Louis encephalitis

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Infection with St. Louis encephalitis virus (SLEV) in humans usually is asymptomatic or inapparent. In occasional cases, severe encephalitis results with an overall case fatality rate approximating 10%. Less commonly, with enhanced surveillance in urban epidemics, cases of SLEV infection resulting in aseptic meningitis or a febrile headache are recognized. 21.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Zoonoses, Second Edition, Section B
Subtitle of host publicationViral Zoonoses
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781351441803
ISBN (Print)0849332052, 9780849332067
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2017


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)
  • Medicine(all)

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Luby, J. P. (2017). St. Louis encephalitis. In Handbook of Zoonoses, Second Edition, Section B: Viral Zoonoses (pp. 47-58). CRC Press.