triple E

variants: or Triple E

Definition of 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

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1976, in the meaning defined above

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27 Apr 2020

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“Triple E.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2020.

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triple E

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Medical Definition of 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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