You were diagnosed with California encephalitis What does that mean?

California encephalitis

An encephalitis of humans caused by the La Crosse virus isolated from mosquitoes in California. Occurs experimentally in small laboratory rodents when the virus is injected intracerebrally. Suspected of natural passage through wild and domestic mammals.

Medical Care:

* No antiviral agent is available.

* Supportive care is the mainstay of treatment.

* Treat seizures or any neurologic symptoms.

* No vaccine is available for preexposure protection.

* Patient isolation during acute illness is unnecessary.
California encephalitis

An encephalitis of humans caused by the La Crosse virus isolated from mosquitoes in California. Occurs experimentally in small laboratory rodents when the virus is injected intracerebrally. Suspected of natural passage through wild and domestic mammals.

Medical Care:

* No antiviral agent is available.

* Supportive care is the mainstay of treatment.

* Treat seizures or any neurologic symptoms.

* No vaccine is available for preexposure protection.

* Patient isolation during acute illness is unnecessary.