Saint Louis encephalitis


Saint Lou·is encephalitis

noun \-ˈlü-əs-\

Definition of SAINT LOUIS ENCEPHALITIS

:  a North American encephalitis that is caused by a flavivirus (species St. Louis encephalitis virus of the genus Flavivirus) transmitted by several culex mosquitoes

Origin of SAINT LOUIS ENCEPHALITIS

St. Louis, Missouri
First Known Use: 1934

Saint Lou·is encephalitis

noun \-ˌlü-əs-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SAINT LOUIS ENCEPHALITIS

: a North American encephalitis that is caused by a single-stranded RNA virus of the genus Flavivirus (species Saint Louis encephalitis virus) transmitted by several mosquitoes of the genus Culex

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