epidemic encephalitis


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epidemic encephalitis

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(Pathology) pathol a technical name for sleeping sickness2
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Noun1.epidemic encephalitis - an encephalitis that was epidemic between 1915 and 1926epidemic encephalitis - an encephalitis that was epidemic between 1915 and 1926; symptoms include paralysis of the extrinsic eye muscle and extreme muscular weakness
cephalitis, encephalitis, phrenitis - inflammation of the brain usually caused by a virus; symptoms include headache and neck pain and drowsiness and nausea and fever (`phrenitis' is no longer in scientific use)
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Rural epidemic encephalitis in Venezuela caused by a group A arbovirus (VEE).
He reviews the last three decades of Salem witch trials scholarship, which has tried to explain the bizarre behaviors of accused and accuser by looking to science and medicine: Poisoning by ergot (a fungus hosted by cereal grains) could have caused hallucinations in the accused; epidemic encephalitis might have caused convulsions and other symptoms in the "victims.
Japanese encephalitis virus is one of the leading causes of epidemic encephalitis worldwide; 35,000-50,000 cases are reported each year with 10,000 deaths (1).