Meaning of West Nile in English:

West Nile

noun

Medicine
  • 1Attributive Designating the human disease caused by this virus, a febrile illness often complicated by encephalitis or meningitis; especially in "West Nile fever".

  • 2West Nile virus.

Origin

1940s (in an earlier sense). From West Nile, name of a district of northwestern Uganda, where the virus was first isolated.

Pronunciation

West Nile

/wɛst ˈnʌɪl/