Reemergence of St. Louis encephalitis virus, California, 2015

Gregory S. White, Kelly Symmes, Pu Sun, Ying Fang, Sandra Garcia, Cody Steiner, Kirk Smith, William Reisen, Lark L Schneider

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Abstract

St. Louis encephalitis virus infection was detected in summer 2015 in southern California after an 11-year absence, concomitant with an Arizona outbreak. Sequence comparisons showed close identity of California and Arizona isolates with 2005 Argentine isolates, suggesting introduction from South America and underscoring the value of continued arbovirus surveillance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2185-2188
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume22
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2016

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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White, G. S., Symmes, K., Sun, P., Fang, Y., Garcia, S., Steiner, C., Smith, K., Reisen, W., & Schneider, L. L. (2016). Reemergence of St. Louis encephalitis virus, California, 2015. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 22(12), 2185-2188. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid2212.160805