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Murray Valley encephalitis


Murray Valley encephalitis

noun Mur·ray Val·ley encephalitis \ˈmər-ē-ˈval-ē-\

Definition of MURRAY VALLEY ENCEPHALITIS

:  an encephalitis endemic in northern Australia and Papua New Guinea that is caused by a single-stranded RNA virus of the genus Flavivirus (species Murray Valley encephalitis virus) transmitted by mosquitoes (especially Culex annulirostris) and that is often asymptomatic but may cause serious potentially fatal disease
March 03, 2015
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