Semliki Forest virus

noun
Sem·​li·​ki Forest virus | \ ˈsem-lē-kē-ˈfȯr-əst- How to pronounce Semliki Forest virus (audio) \

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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“Semliki Forest virus.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Semliki%20Forest%20virus. Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.

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