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equine encephalitis

[ ee-kwahyn en-sef-uh-lahy-tis, ek-wahyn ]
/ ˈi kwaɪn ɛnˌsɛf əˈlaɪ tɪs, ˈɛk waɪn /
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noun Pathology, Veterinary Pathology.
a group of viral diseases that afflict horses, mules, and, in rare cases, humans and other animals, marked by inflammation of the brain and spinal cord.
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Origin of equine encephalitis

First recorded in 1930–35
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