WHAT IS ST. LOUIS ENCEPHALITIS VIRUS SEROLOGY TEST?
St. Louis encephalitis virus is a group B arbovirus, a member of Flaviviridae, that is transmitted to humans by the bite of infected mosquitoes, with the donor host being birds. This virus causes inflammation of the tissues of the central nervous system. Symptoms may range from mild headache and fever to encephalitis and death. This virus occurs in the western, central, and southern United States and in Jamaica, Panama, Brazil, and Trinidad.