Murray Valley encephalitis

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Mur·​ray Val·​ley encephalitis | \ ˈmər-ē-ˈval-ē- How to pronounce Murray Valley encephalitis (audio) \

Medical Definition of Murray Valley encephalitis

: an encephalitis endemic in northern Australia and Papua New Guinea that is caused by a 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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“Murray Valley encephalitis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Murray%20Valley%20encephalitis. Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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