West Nile fever
noun Date: 1943 illness caused by the West Nile virus

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • 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

  • West Nile fever — noun A disease caused by the West Nile virus that is transmitted from birds to mosquitoes and then to people. Symptoms include drowsiness, headache and nausea, pain in the abdomen, a rash, and swollen glands, and may prove fatal. See Also: West… …   Wiktionary

  • West Nile fever — a viral disease caused by the West Nile virus (a flavivirus), which is spread by the Culex pipiens mosquito. It causes encephalitis, with influenza like symptoms, enlarged lymph nodes, and a bright red rash on the chest and abdomen. In patients… …   Medical dictionary

  • West Nile fever — a viral disease caused by the West Nile virus (a flavivirus), which is spread by the Culex pipiens mosquito. It causes encephalitis, with influenza like symptoms, enlarged lymph nodes, and a bright red rash on the chest and abdomen. In patients… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • west nile fever — noun Usage: usually capitalized W&N : illness caused by the West Nile virus …   Useful english 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. [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 — West Nil Virus West Nil Virus Systematik Reich: Viren Ordnung: nicht klassifiziert …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • West Nile Fieber — West Nil Virus West Nil Virus Systematik Reich: Viren Ordnung: nicht klassifiziert …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 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

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