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western equine encephalomyelitis
medical dictionary

An equine encephalomyelitis found in the western U.S. And parts of South America, transmitted by mosquitoes and caused by the western equine encephalomyelitis virus (a species of Alphavirus in the family Togaviridae); the infection is similar to but milder than eastern equine encephalomyelitis in man and is, as a rule, inapparent, but some cases with central nervous system involvement have been fatal.

Acronym: WEE

(05 Mar 2000)