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Medical Term:

Japanese B encephalitis


an epidemic encephalitis or encephalomyelitis of Japan, Siberian Russia, and other parts of Asia; due to the Japanese B encephalitis virus (genus Flavivirus) and transmitted by mosquitoes; can occur as a symptomless, subclinical infection but may cause an acute meningoencephalomyelitis.

Synonym(s): encephalitis japonica, Russian autumn encephalitis

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