Semliki Forest virusplay
Medical Definition of Semliki Forest virus
: 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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