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Eastern equine encephalitis

or east·ern e·quine en·ceph·a·li·tis

[ ee-stern ee-kwahyn en-sef-uh-lahy-tis, ek-wahyn ]
/ ˈi stərn ˈi kwaɪn ɛnˌsɛf əˈlaɪ tɪs, ˈɛk waɪn /
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noun Pathology, Veterinary Pathology.

a rare, potentially serious form of equine encephalitis transmitted to humans and other animals by the bite of an infected mosquito. Abbreviation: EEE

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Also called Triple E .

Origin of Eastern equine encephalitis

First recorded in 1930–35
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