encephalitis

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n encephalitis inflammation of the brain usually caused by a virus; symptoms include headache and neck pain and drowsiness and nausea and fever (`phrenitis' is no longer in scientific use)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The disease-carrying mosquito, delivering encephalitis, the West Nile virus, malaria, and Dengue fever, is by far the deadliest beast in the animal world. The World Health Organization says mosquitos cause more than 2 million deaths a year worldwide. Another insect,
    • n Encephalitis (Med) Inflammation of the brain.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n encephalitis In pathology, inflammation of the brain.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Encephalitis inflammation of the brain
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., from Gr. 'egke`falos the brain + -itis,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr.,—en, in, kephalē, the head.

Usage

In literature:

Inflammation of the Brain and its Membranes (Encephalitis, Meningitis, Cerebritis).
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
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In news:

MADISON –The mosquito-borne disease called Eastern equine encephalitis , or EEE, has struck two horses in two different north central Wisconsin counties, prompting a second warning from the Wisconsin State Veterinarian.
The first man in Vermont to contract the deadly eastern equine encephalitis, Scott Sgorbati of Sudbury , died Tuesday morning, according to the Vermont Health Department.
In 1975, an outbreak of the mosquito-borne St Louis encephalitis spread through 29 states, killing 95 people and infecting about 3,000 others.
8/9 (Boston) State health officials are reporting the season's first human case of eastern equine encephalitis, but say the victim may have gotten the illness on a trip out of state.
Horse owners were able to have their animals vaccinated against Eastern equine encephalitis.
Eastern Equine Encephalitis, West Nile Virus cases could be worse this year.
Recent reports of several horses in Texas dying from Eastern Equine Encephalitis serve as a reminder that Oklahoma horse owners should make sure their horses are vaccinated .
Oswego County is taking a novel new approach to fighting the deadly Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus.
Viruses, such as West Nile Virus (WNV) or Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus (EEEV), have caused serious illness in the Northeastern US.
Health officials tell FOX54 that a horse has been diagnosed with Eastern equine encephalitis, a serious virus known as Triple E.
BOSTON — Massachusetts public health officials have confirmed the year's first human case of Eastern equine encephalitis but say the patient likely contracted the disease out of state.
Mosquito pools test positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis in Millville.
Transmission cycle of Eastern Equine Encephalitis.
Instead the board agreed to seek input from Northeast Mosquito Control on whether the agency was still testing mosquitoes for West Nile Virus and Eastern equine encephalitis.
In the battle against the Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) virus (two area men died this summer because of it), there is but one hope: to contain the spread of the Culiseta melanura mosquito, and to eradicate it wherever it is found.
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In science:

Ultimately, this was found to drive hominid encephalization.
Evaluating Intraspecific Variation and Interspecific Diversity: comparing humans and fish species
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