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Semliki Forest virus

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noun Sem·li·ki Forest virus \ˈsem-lē-kē-ˈfȯr-əst-\

Medical Definition of Semliki Forest virus

  1. :  a virus of the genus Alphavirus (species Semliki Forest virus) that was isolated from mosquitoes in a Ugandan forest and is capable of infecting humans and laboratory animals <Alphavirus infections, including Semliki Forest virus … and Sindbis virus …, have been at the forefront of studies of virus-induced cell death and provide important tractable model systems to study many aspects of virus pathogenesis.—Gerald Barry et al., Journal of Virology, July 2010>




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