western equine encephalomyelitis

western equine encephalomyelitis
western equine encephalomyelitis n EQUINE ENCEPHALOMYELITIS (b)

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(WEE) a form of equine encephalomyelitis seen in the western United States and Canada, and from Mexico to South America; it is less severe and has a lower mortality rate than the eastern type. In humans it usually affects young children; symptoms are fever, drowsiness, and convulsions. Called also western equine encephalitis.

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