Which virus causes California encephalitis?

Updated: Jul 16, 2019
  • Author: Rodrigo Hasbun, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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California encephalitis is a common childhood disease of the CNS that is caused by a virus in the genus Bunyavirus. Most of the cases of California encephalitis are probably caused by mosquito-borne La Crosse encephalitis virus.


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