PRO/AH/EDR> Pseudorabies – China: human cases with encephalitis

Other Animal Disease — China
Background: Pseudorabies virus (PRV) has been thought to cause diseases only in animals. However, recent studies have shown that PRV can also cause illnesses in humans.
Methods: This was a case series study. The cases of 5 patients with clinical symptoms of acute encephalitis, which were confirmed to be caused by PRV infections, were reviewed.
Case presentation: The 5 patients all had jobs involving the handling of pigs. They had acute onset and rapid progression of clinical