Definition of St Louis encephalitis in English:

St Louis encephalitis

Line breaks: St Louis en|ceph¦al|itis
Pronunciation: /s(ə)ntˈluːɪ(s)ɛnkɛfəˈlʌɪtɪs
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • A form of viral encephalitis which can be fatal and is transmitted by mosquitoes.
    More 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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