West Nile virus
noun Etymology: from West Nile province of Uganda, where the virus was isolated in 1937 Date: 1940 a flavivirus (species West Nile virus of the genus Flavivirus) that causes an illness marked by fever, headache, muscle ache, skin rash, and sometimes encephalitis or meningitis and that is spread chiefly by mosquitoes; also West Nile fever

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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

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

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

  • West Nile virus — mosquito borne virus that can cause encephalitis or meningitis (affects both humans and animals) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • West Nile virus — noun A particular flavivirus, dangerous to humans …   Wiktionary

  • Progress of the West Nile virus in the United States — The West Nile virus quickly spread across North America after its introduction in 1999. The virus is believed to have entered in an infected bird or mosquito, although there is no clear evidence. The disease spread quickly through infected birds …   Wikipedia

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