Japanese B encephalitis

noun

Jap·​a·​nese B encephalitis ˌjap-ə-ˌnēz-ˈbē- How to pronounce Japanese B encephalitis (audio)
: an encephalitis that occurs epidemically in Japan and other Asian countries in the summer, is caused by a single-stranded RNA virus of the genus Flavivirus (species Japanese encephalitis virus) transmitted by mosquitoes (especially Culex tritaeniorhynchus), and usually produces a subclinical infection but may cause acute meningoencephalomyelitis

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“Japanese B encephalitis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Japanese%20B%20encephalitis. Accessed 3 Feb. 2023.

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