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Alphavirus

Pronunciation: al′fă-vī′rŭs

Definition: One of the genera of the family Togaviridae that was formerly classified as part of the “group A” arboviruses and includes the viruses that cause eastern equine, western equine, and Venezuelan encephalitis.

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