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St. Louis Virus.

The St. Louis Virus is found throughout the U.S.A in the summer, roughly 100-200 cases per year.

This virus occurs in birds and is transmitted to people by mosquitoes.

It is similar to the Japanese Encephalitis Virus.

Most cases are asymptomatic, flu-like illness erupts after 5-15 days.

Severe cases cause paralysis and fatalities may occur in the elderly and very young.

Diagnosis is by blood tests and treatment is supportive

St. Louis Virus links Vicioso http://www.vicioso.com/Health/disease/encephalitis/ SLE.html

Directors or Health Promotion http://www.astdhpphe.org/sle.asp