St. Louis encephalitis

St. Louis encephalitis

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  • St. Louis Encephalitis — Taxobox | color=violet name = St. Louis Encephalitis Virus image caption = virus group = iv familia = Flaviviridae genus = Flavivirus species = St. Louis Encephalitis Virus St. Louis Encephalitis is a disease caused by the mosquito borne St.… …   Wikipedia

  • St. Louis encephalitis — A disease caused by a virus (first observed in Illinois in 1932) transmitted from birds to the common Culex mosquito to people. St. Louis encephalitis occurs typically in the summer and early fall. In the U.S., the virus is rarely found outside… …   Medical dictionary

  • saint louis encephalitis — noun Usage: usually capitalized S&L Etymology: so called from its having first occurred in epidemic form in St. Louis in 1933 : a No. American viral encephalitis * * * Saint Louis encephalitis, = St. Louis encephalitis. (Cf. ↑St) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Saint Louis encephalitis — Saint Lou·is encephalitis .lü əs n a No. American encephalitis that is caused by a single stranded RNA virus of the genus Flavivirus (species St. Louis encephalitis virus) transmitted by several mosquitoes of the genus Culex …   Medical dictionary

  • Saint Louis encephalitis — noun Etymology: Saint Louis, Missouri Date: 1934 a North American encephalitis that is caused by a flavivirus (species Saint Louis encephalitis virus of the genus Flavivirus) transmitted by several culex mosquitoes …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • St Louis encephalitis — noun a form of viral encephalitis which can be fatal and is transmitted by mosquitoes. Origin from the name of St Louis in Missouri, US …   English new terms dictionary

  • St. Louis encephalitis virus — a virus of the genus Flavivirus, antigenically related to Japanese encephalitis virus, that causes St. Louis encephalitis; transmitted by mosquitoes …   Medical dictionary

  • Encephalitis — is an acute inflammation of the brain, commonly caused by a viral infection. It can be caused by a bacterial infection such as bacterial meningitis spreading directly to the brain (primary encephalitis), or may be a complication of a current… …   Wikipedia

  • Encephalitis, arboviral — Encephalitis (which is inflammation of the brain) that is due to infection by an arbovirus (an arthropod borne virus). The arboviruses are maintained through transmission between susceptible vertebrate animals by arthropods (such as mosquitoes… …   Medical dictionary

  • Encephalitis, St. Louis — A disease caused by a virus (first observed in Illinois in 1932) transmitted from birds to the common Culex mosquito to people. St. Louis encephalitis occurs typically in the summer and early fall. In the U.S., the virus is rarely found outside… …   Medical dictionary

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