VENEZUELAN EQUINE ENCEPHALOMYELITIS
\vˌɛnɪzwˈe͡ɪlan ˈɛkwa͡ɪn ɛnsˌɛfɐlˌɒmɪɪlˈa͡ɪtɪs], \vˌɛnɪzwˈeɪlan ˈɛkwaɪn ɛnsˌɛfɐlˌɒmɪɪlˈaɪtɪs], \v_ˌɛ_n_ɪ_z_w_ˈeɪ_l_a_n ˈɛ_k_w_aɪ_n ɛ_n_s_ˌɛ_f_ɐ_l_ˌɒ_m_ɪ__ɪ_l_ˈaɪ_t_ɪ_s]\
Definitions of VENEZUELAN EQUINE ENCEPHALOMYELITIS
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A form of arboviral encephalitis endemic to Central America and the northern latitudes of South America. The causative organism (ENCEPHALITIS VIRUS, VENEZUELAN EQUINE) is transmitted to humans and horses via the bite of several mosquito species. Human viral infection may be asymptomatic or remain restricted to a mild influenza-like illness. Encephalitis, usually not severe, occurs in a small percentage of cases and may rarely feature SEIZURES and COMA. (From Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1996, Ch26, pp9-10)
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