West Nile encephalitis
noun Date: 1949 severe West Nile fever marked by encephalitis

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • West Nile encephalitis — west nīl n severe West Nile fever marked by encephalitis * * * a mild, febrile, sporadic disease caused by the flavivirus West Nile virus, transmitted by Culex mosquitoes, occurring chiefly in the summer; frequently, infection does not lead to… …   Medical dictionary

  • West Nile encephalitis — noun encephalitis caused by the West Nile virus; can be fatal in humans and horses and birds • Hypernyms: ↑encephalitis, ↑cephalitis, ↑phrenitis * * * noun Usage: usually capitalized W&N : severe West Nile fever marked by encephalitis …   Useful english dictionary

  • West Nile encephalitis virus — noun the flavivirus that causes West Nile encephalitis • Syn: ↑West Nile virus • Hypernyms: ↑flavivirus …   Useful english dictionary

  • West Nile encephalitis (fever) virus — (westґ nīlґ) [West Nile River valley and region in northern Uganda, where the disease was first observed in 1937] see under encephalitis and virus …   Medical dictionary

  • West Nile virus — n. 〚after West Nile District of Uganda, where it was discovered〛 a virus transmitted from infected birds by the common culex mosquito and causing a form of encephalitis (West Nile encephalitis or fever or West Nile encephalitis or West Nile… …   Universalium

  • West Nile virus — n a single stranded RNA virus of the genus Flavivirus (species West Nile virus) that causes an illness marked by fever, headache, muscle ache, skin rash, and sometimes encephalitis or meningitis, that is spread chiefly by mosquitoes, and that is… …   Medical dictionary

  • West Nile virus — n. [after West Nile District of Uganda, where it was discovered] a virus transmitted from infected birds by the common culex mosquito and causing a form of encephalitis (West Nile encephalitis or fever or West Nile encephalitis or West Nile… …   English World dictionary

  • West Nile virus — Taxobox name = West Nile virus virus group = iv familia = Flaviviridae genus = Flavivirus species = West Nile virus Infobox Disease Name = West Nile Fever DiseasesDB = 30025 ICD10 = ICD10|A|92|3 MeshID = D014901West Nile virus (or WNV) is a virus …   Wikipedia

  • West Nile Virus — Virus du Nil occidental Virus du Nil occidental …   Wikipédia en Français

  • West Nile fever — A febrile disease caused by the West Nile virus that is transmitted from birds to the common Culex mosquito and then to people. The virus is named after the area it was first found in Uganda. West Nile fever occurs in parts of Africa and Asia and …   Medical dictionary

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