Definition of Equine encephalitis

1. Noun. Encephalitis caused by a virus that is transmitted by a mosquito from an infected horse.

Exact synonyms: Equine Encephalomyelitis
Generic synonyms: Cephalitis, Encephalitis, Phrenitis

Medical Definition of Equine encephalitis

1. An acute, often fatal, virus disease of horses and mules transmitted by mosquitoes and characterised by central nervous system disturbances. It is typically caused by one of two arthropod-borne viruses, and their resulting diseases are designated western equine or eastern equine encephalomyelitis; these viruses belong to the family Togaviridae and can also cause neurologic disease in humans. Synonym: equine encephalitis. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Equine Encephalitis

equine abortion virus
equine arteritis virus
equine babesiosis
equine biliary fever
equine coital exanthema virus
equine distemper
equine encephalitis (current term)
equine encephalomyelitis
equine encephalosis
equine encephalosis virus
equine gait
equine gonadotropin
equine gonadotropin unit
equine herpesvirus 3
equine herpesvirus 4
equine infectious anaemia
equine infectious anaemia virus
equine influenza
equine leukoencephalomalacia
equine monocytic ehrlichiosis
equine nonthrombocytopenic purpura

Literary usage of Equine encephalitis

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1. Defense Vaccines: Force Protection Or False Security? edited by Dan Burton (2001)
"These workers received various combinations of immunizations against anthrax, botulism, brucellosis, diphtheria, Eastern equine encephalitis, influenza, ..."

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