Definition of St Louis encephalitis in English:

St Louis encephalitis

noun

  • [mass noun] A form of viral encephalitis which can be fatal and is transmitted by mosquitoes.

    • ‘West Nile virus is a flavivirus within the Japanese encephalitis serocomplex, which includes St Louis encephalitis, yellow fever, and dengue fever.’
    • ‘After a period of less than conclusive testing carried out in collaboration with CDC, the state's public health laboratory concluded that it was probably facing an outbreak of the mosquito-borne St Louis encephalitis.’
    • ‘While foreign in origin, the West Nile strain is related to US-based viruses that cause Eastern Equine Encephalitis and St Louis encephalitis.’

Pronunciation:

St Louis encephalitis

/s(ə)ntˈluːɪ(s)ɛnkɛfəˈlʌɪtɪs/