Definition of St. Louis encephalitis in English:

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St. Louis encephalitis

Pronunciation: /ˌsānt ˌlo͞ois enˌsefəˈlīdəs/

noun

A form of viral encephalitis that can be fatal and is transmitted by mosquitoes.
Example sentences
  • West Nile virus is a flavivirus within the Japanese encephalitis serocomplex, which includes St Louis encephalitis, yellow fever, and dengue fever.
  • After a period of less than conclusive testing carried out in collaboration with CDC, the state's public health laboratory concluded that it was probably facing an outbreak of the mosquito-borne St Louis encephalitis.
  • While foreign in origin, the West Nile strain is related to US-based viruses that cause Eastern Equine Encephalitis and St Louis encephalitis.

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Syllabification: St. Lou·is en·ceph·a·li·tis

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