Murray Valley encephalitis

Mur·ray Val·ley encephalitis

noun \ˈmər-ē-ˈval-ē-\


: 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

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