Epidemiology and aetiology of encephalitis in Canada, 1994-2008: a case for undiagnosed arboviral agents?

TitleEpidemiology and aetiology of encephalitis in Canada, 1994-2008: a case for undiagnosed arboviral agents?
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsKulkarni, MA, Lecocq, AC, Artsob, H, Drebot, MA, N H Ogden
JournalEpidemiol Infect.
Volume141
Issue11
Start Page2243
Date Published11/2013
Keywordsbacteria, borrelia, Canada, causes, encephalitis, infection, lyme
Abstract

In 2003, clusters of unclassified encephalitis were identified in the summer and early autumn months signifying potential underlying arboviral aetiologies. Spatio-temporal patterns in encephalitis hospitalizations may help us to better understand the disease burden associated with arboviruses and other zoonotic pathogens in Canada and to develop appropriate surveillance systems.

URLhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23148910
DOI10.1017/S095026881200252X