triple E

noun

variants or Triple E
: eastern equine encephalitis
Public health officials have found Eastern equine encephalitis in a pool of mosquitoes in Pembroke. … the discovery of the disease, known as triple E, does not present an imminent danger to humans …Casey Ross
State health officials suspected the man had Triple E but did not get conclusive test results until yesterday afternoon.The Boston Sunday Globe

Examples of triple E in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As for humans, Triple E can have a fatality rate of 30 percent, New York State Health Commissioner James McDonald said in the release. Natalie Neysa Alund, USA TODAY, 24 Aug. 2023 On Tuesday, the New York Department of Health reported Triple E cases found in horses in St. Lawrence and Franklin counties, both in upstate New York. Natalie Neysa Alund, USA TODAY, 24 Aug. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1976, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of triple E was in 1976

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“Triple E.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/triple%20E. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

triple E

noun
variants or Triple E
: eastern equine encephalitis
Since it is early in the season for the bug-borne viral disease, also known as EEE or "triple E," Chesapeake Health Department officials want area residents to start taking more precautions against mosquitoes.Janette Rodrigues, The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, Virginia)
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