Western equine encephalitis


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Western equine encephalitis

[′wes·tərn ′ē‚kwīn in‚sef·ə′līd·əs]
(medicine)
A type of equine encephalitis which occurs chiefly west of the Mississippi River; the chief vector is the culicine mosquito Culex tarsalis.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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