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Medical Term:

Akabane virus

Pronunciation: a-ka-ba-na

Definition: a virus of the genus Bunyavirus, family Bunyaviridae, causing abortion in cattle and congenital arthrogryposis and hydranencephaly in bovine fetuses in Israel, Japan, and Australia; it is transmitted by mosquitoes.

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