eastern equine encephalitis

noun
variants: or Eastern equine encephalitis or less commonly eastern equine encephalomyelitis or Eastern equine encephalomyelitis

Definition of eastern equine encephalitis

: equine encephalitis occurring in the eastern U.S. and Canada : equine encephalitis sense a With the state reporting outbreaks of the mosquito-borne West Nile virus and eastern equine encephalitis, North Andover moved its game against Silver Lake High School from Friday night to yesterday afternoon to limit players and spectators' exposure to mosquitoes.— Michael Kunzelman The deadliest mosquito-borne viral infection is Eastern equine encephalitis, a disease of the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts that can strike people of all ages with a mortality rate of 30 percent to 50 percent.— Jane E. Brody abbreviation EEE

called also triple E

First Known Use of eastern equine encephalitis

1933, in the meaning defined above

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27 Apr 2020

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“Eastern equine encephalitis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eastern%20equine%20encephalitis. Accessed 27 May. 2020.

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eastern equine encephalitis

noun
east·​ern equine encephalitis | \ ˌē-stərn- How to pronounce eastern equine encephalitis (audio) \
variants: or Eastern equine encephalitis also eastern equine encephalomyelitis or Eastern equine encephalomyelitis

Medical Definition of eastern equine encephalitis

: equine encephalitis occurring in the eastern U.S. and Canada : equine encephalitis sense a abbreviation EEE

called also triple E

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