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Eastern equine encephalitis virus. Coloured transmission electron micrograph (TEM) of eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) virus particles (Alphavirus sp., blue) in the salivary gland of a mosquito. The virus is an arbovirus (arthropod-borne virus) and is transmitted to humans, birds, and horses through the bite of an infected mosquito. Symptoms in humans range from mild flu-like symptoms to inflammation of the brain, coma, and death.
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