Outbreaks of Eastern equine encephalitis in northeastern Brazil.

@article{Silva2011OutbreaksOE,
  title={Outbreaks of Eastern equine encephalitis in northeastern Brazil.},
  author={Maria L C R Silva and Glauco Jos{\'e} Nogueira de Galiza and Ant{\^o}nio Fl{\'a}vio Medeiros Dantas and Rafael de Novaes Oliveira and Keila Iamamoto and Samira Maria Achkar and Franklin Riet-Correa},
  journal={Journal of veterinary diagnostic investigation : official publication of the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians, Inc},
  year={2011},
  volume={23 3},
  pages={570-5}
}
Outbreaks of eastern equine encephalitis observed from May 2008 to August 2009 in the Brazilian states of Pernambuco, Ceará, and Paraíba are reported. The disease occurred in 93 farms affecting 229 equids with a case fatality rate of 72.92%. Main clinical signs were circling, depression or hyperexcitability, ataxia, and progressive paralysis with a clinical manifestation period of 3-15 days. Main histologic lesions were a diffuse lymphocytic encephalomyelitis with neuronal death, satellitosis… CONTINUE READING
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