St. Louis Virus is found throughout the U.S.A in the summer,
roughly 100-200 cases per year.
virus occurs in birds and is transmitted to people by mosquitoes.
is similar to the Japanese Encephalitis Virus.
cases are asymptomatic, flu-like illness erupts after 5-15
cases cause paralysis and fatalities may occur in the elderly
and very young.
is by blood tests and treatment is supportive
St. Louis Virus links Vicioso http://www.vicioso.com/Health/disease/encephalitis/
Directors or Health Promotion http://www.astdhpphe.org/sle.asp