West Nile encephalitis

noun

: a severe form of West Nile virus marked by encephalitis

Examples of West Nile encephalitis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Cases of West Nile encephalitis and meningitis doubled a year after Hurricane Katrina. Judy Stone, Forbes, 4 Oct. 2022 The first cases of West Nile encephalitis in the Western Hemisphere are reported in the Bronx and Queens boroughs of New York. Cnn Editorial Research, CNN, 17 June 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1949, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of West Nile encephalitis was in 1949

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“West Nile encephalitis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/West%20Nile%20encephalitis. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

West Nile encephalitis

noun
: a severe form of West Nile virus marked by encephalitis
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