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Open Forum Infect Dis. 2017 Jul 22;4(3):ofx150. doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofx150. eCollection 2017 Summer.

Snowshoe Hare Virus Causing Meningoencephalitis in a Young Adult From Northern Manitoba, Canada.

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1
Department of Internal Medicine.
2
Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, and.
3
Departments of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases and Immunology, Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg,Canada.
4
Cadham Provincial Public Health Laboratory, Winnipeg,Canada.

Abstract

We describe a dramatic presentation of meningoencephalitis, in a young Aboriginal male from Northern Manitoba, due to infection with the Snowshoe hare virus, a member of the California serogroup viruses. Snowshoe hare virus represents a rare cause of meningoencephalitis, and, to date, few Canadian cases have been described in the literature.

KEYWORDS:

California serogroup virus; Snowshoe hare virus; arbovirus; meningoencephalitis

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