equine encephalomyelitis

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inflammation of the brain and spinal cord.
acute disseminated encephalomyelitis an acute or subacute encephalomyelitis or myelitis occurring most commonly following an acute viral infection, especially measles, but sometimes occurring without a recognizable antecedent. Clinical manifestations include fever, headache, vomiting, and drowsiness progressing to lethargy and coma; tremor, seizures, and paralysis may also occur. Mortality ranges from 5 to 20 per cent, and many survivors have residual neurologic deficits.
benign myalgic encephalomyelitis chronic fatigue syndrome.
equine encephalomyelitis a type of encephalomyelitis in horses and mules, caused by an alphavirus and spread to humans by mosquitoes; it occurs in summer epizootics in the Western Hemisphere. Three forms are recognized: eastern, western, and Venezuelan. Called also equine encephalitis.
equine encephalomyelitis, eastern a viral disease similar to western equine encephalomyelitis, but occurring in a region extending from New Hampshire to Texas and as far west as Wisconsin, and in Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and parts of Central and South America.
equine encephalomyelitis, Venezuelan a viral disease of horses and mules, transmissible to humans; the causative agent was first isolated in Venezuela. The infection in humans resembles influenza, with little or no indication of nervous system involvement.
equine encephalomyelitis, western a viral disease of horses and mules, communicable to humans, occurring chiefly as a meningoencephalitis with little involvement of the medulla oblongata or spinal cord; observed in the United States chiefly west of the Mississippi River.
granulomatous encephalomyelitis a disease marked by granulomas and necrosis of the walls of the cerebral and spinal ventricles.
postinfectious encephalomyelitis (postvaccinal encephalomyelitis) acute disseminated encephalomyelitis.
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e·quine en·ceph·a·lo·my·e·li·tis

an acute, often fatal, virus disease of horses and mules transmitted by mosquitoes and characterized by central nervous system disturbances; in the U.S., this disease is typically caused by one of three alphaviruses, and their resulting diseases are designated western equine, eastern equine, and Venezuelan equine encephalomyelitis; these viruses belong to the family Togaviridae and can also cause neurologic disease in humans.
Synonym(s): equine encephalitis
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equine encephalomyelitis

A viral disease of horses that may be communicated to humans. It includes eastern and western equine encephalitis.
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Ecological investigation of vertebrate hosts of Venezuelan equine encephalomyelitis virus in south Florida.
Safety and efficacy of an attenuated Venezuelan equine encephalomyelitis vaccine for use in Equidae.
An epidemiologic study of Venezuelan equine encephalomyelitis in Costa Rica, 1970.
Vector competence of mosquitoes (Diptera:Culicidae) from Massachusetts for a sympatric isolate of eastern equine encephalomyelitis virus.
Vector competence of Culex (Melanoconion) taeniopus for allopatric and epizootic Venezuelan equine encephalomyelitis viruses.
An outbreak of eastern equine encephalomyelitis in upstate New York during 1971.
Experimental infection of dogs with two strains of Venezuelan equine encephalomyelitis virus.
Transmission of Venezuelan equine encephalomyelitis virus by Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) to mice previously exposed to vector antigens.
Venezuelan equine encephalomyelitis. The arboviruses: epidemiology and ecology, Vol.
Pancreatic involvement by Venezuelan equine encephalomyelitis virus in the hamster.
Venezuelan equine encephalomyelitis antibodies in human beings of southeastern Mexico.

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