: infecting or capable of infecting the nervous system and especially the central nervous system
The most lethal pediatric neuroinvasive arboviral disease is eastern equine encephalitis virus infection, with a 38% mortality rate.—Bruce Jancin Most people who get West Nile virus will not show symptoms, but the 1 percent who contract the neuroinvasive form can experience meningitis, encephalitis and paralysis.—Brittany Hanson
: of, relating to, or caused by a neuroinvasive disease or infection
… 37% of West Nile patients whose cases were reported to the government developed "neuroinvasive" complications, like meningitis, encephalitis and paralysis. —Marilyn Chase
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