Viral meningitis and encephalitis: traditional and emerging viral agents.

  title={Viral meningitis and encephalitis: traditional and emerging viral agents.},
  author={Jos{\'e} Rafael Romero and Jason G. Newland},
  journal={Seminars in pediatric infectious diseases},
  volume={14 2},
In the United States, the annual number of central nervous system (CNS) infections that occur as a result of viral agents far exceeds that of infections caused by bacteria, yeast, molds, and protozoa combined. The recent incursion of West Nile virus (WNV) into North America has led to a dramatic change in the incidence and epidemiology of summer-associated viral CNS disease. As a result of increased testing for WNV, lesser known viral causes of CNS infection have been identified. Even the… CONTINUE READING
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