Encephalomyocarditis

Viral Diseases

Animals Involved

Rodents may be reservoir hosts; also in swine, nonhuman primates, elephants, other mammals, and wild birds

Known Distributions

Worldwide in animals

Probable Means of Spreading

Uncertain

Clinical Manifestations in People

Nonspecific febrile illness, sometimes with GI signs, and/or decreased reflexes have been reported in adults, with recovery within several days; CNS signs, including paralysis, have been reported in children

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