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Barmah Forest virus

 

Definition: a species of Alphavirus that has caused outbreaks of polyarthritis in humans in Australia; transmitted by mosquitoes.

[the virus was first isolated from mosquitoes collected at the Barmah Forest in southeastern Australia in 1974]

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