equine encephalitis

equine encephalitis
noun Date: 1946 any of three forms of encephalitis that attack chiefly equines and humans in various parts of North and South America and are caused by three related single-stranded RNA viruses (genus Alphavirus of the family Togaviridae)

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  • equine encephalitis — n EQUINE ENCEPHALOMYELITIS * * * 1. equine encephalomyelitis. 2. Borna disease …   Medical dictionary

  • equine encephalitis — noun encephalitis caused by a virus that is transmitted by a mosquito from an infected horse • Syn: ↑equine encephalomyelitis • Hypernyms: ↑encephalitis, ↑cephalitis, ↑phrenitis …   Useful english dictionary

  • equine encephalitis — Pathol., Vet. Pathol. a viral disease of horses and mules that is communicable to humans, marked by inflammation of the brain and spinal cord. * * * ▪ pathology also called  Equine Encephalomyelitis,         severe viral disease of horses and… …   Universalium

  • equine encephalitis viruses — equine encephalomyelitis viruses a group of togavirus species of the genus Alphavirus, each named for the type of encephalomyelitis it causes in horses, other equines, and humans; birds serve as a reservoir and transmission is by mosquitoes. The… …   Medical dictionary

  • Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus — Virus classification Group: Group IV ((+)ssRNA) Family …   Wikipedia

  • Eastern equine encephalitis virus — Taxobox | color=violet name = Eastern equine encephalomyelitis caption = colourised TEM micrograph of a mosquito salivary gland. The red dots are coloured red. (83,900x magnification) virus group = iv familia = Togaviridae genus = Alphavirus… …   Wikipedia

  • Western equine encephalitis virus — Taxobox virus group = iv familia = Togaviridae genus = Alphavirus The Western equine encephalitis virus is the causative agent of relatively uncommon viral disease Western equine encephalitis (WEE). An Alphavirus of the family Togaviridae, the… …   Wikipedia

  • Venezuelan equine encephalitis — Venezuelan equine encephalitis, a form of equine encephalitis that occurs principally in the region of northern South America; mad plague …   Useful english dictionary

  • Venezuelan equine encephalitis — Ven·e·zu·e·lan equine encephalitis .ven əz( ə) wā lən n EQUINE ENCEPHALOMYELITIS (c) * * * see under encephalomyelitis …   Medical dictionary

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