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Encephalitis surveillance special report ; 65-1
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Encephalitis surveillance special report ; 65-1
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    An extensive outbreak of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) among horses has been reported from a number of southeastern States in 1965. An apparent northward movement of EEE virus activity has been evident. In Florida and Georgia, cases of encephalitis in horses were first documented in April .and May. Cases subsequently were reported from South Carolina (June and July), North Carolina (June, July and August) and Virginia (July and August). To date, five confirmed human cases have been reported (2 each from Florida and Georgia, one from North Carolina).

    Western Equine Encephalitis is occurring in epidemic form in eastern Colorado and in Hale County, Texas. More than 70 suspected cases in humans have been reported from Colorado.

    The material presented in this report is preliminary and subject to change daily. It is provided specifically to those responsible for surveillance of communicable diseases and should be considered confidential.

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