Definition of Australian encephalitis in English:

Australian encephalitis

noun

mass noun
  • A severe form of encephalitis that occurs primarily in Australia.

    ‘a tourist died just last year from Australian encephalitis’
    • ‘A visitor died from Australian encephalitis in 1997.’
    • ‘An American Pine Gap worker died last year from Australian encephalitis.’
    • ‘The virus is the etiologic agent of the Murray Valley encephalitis, also known as Australian encephalitis.’
    • ‘In Australia there were no cases of Australian encephalitis in the period 1991-97.’
    • ‘Immunization with gamma globulin to Murray Valley encephalitis virus and with an inactivated Japanese encephalitis virus vaccine as a prophylaxis against Australian encephalitis.’