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St. Louis Encephalitis Definition

Definition

St. Louis encephalitis is a viral disease spread by infected mosquitoes. This disease can affect the central nervous system, causing severe complications and even death. The virus was discovered in 1933. It is estimated to have been reported in 10,000 cases of illness and 1,000 deaths.

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