Viral structure and functions
Hepatitis B and Hepatitis D virus
Epstein-Barr virus (Infectious mononucleosis)
Herpes simplex virus
Human herpesvirus 6 (Roseola)
Human herpesvirus 8 (Kaposi sarcoma)
Varicella zoster virus
BK virus (Hemorrhagic cystitis)
JC virus (Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy)
Poxvirus (Smallpox and Molluscum contagiosum)
Lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus
Hepatitis C virus
West Nile virus
Yellow fever virus
Human parainfluenza viruses
Respiratory syncytial virus
Hepatitis A and Hepatitis E virus
Human T-lymphotropic virus
Eastern and Western equine encephalitis virus
Prions (Spongiform encephalopathy)
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Eastern and western equine encephalitis virus (EEEV) are two of the most serious mosquito-borne diseases in the United States. While both viruses can cause serious illness, EEEV is more deadly.
The viruses are spread by mosquitoes, which acquire the virus by feeding on infected birds. Humans and other animals can become infected with the virus if they are bitten by an infected mosquito.
Symptoms of EEEV or WEEV infection include fever, headache, muscle weakness, confusion, and seizures. The illness can progress to encephalitis, which is inflammation of the brain. Encephalitis can lead to coma and death.
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