Definition of enteritis
enteritidesplay \ˌen-tə-ˈri-tə-ˌdēz\ also
1 : inflammation of the intestines and especially of the human ileum
2 : a disease of domestic animals (such as panleukopenia of cats) marked by enteritis and diarrhea
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Of the dozen or so killer diseases of children, five of them are infections for which vaccines are available – pneumococcal pneumonia, rotavirus enteritis, Haemophilus influenza type b pneumonia, measles, and whooping cough.
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