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encephalomyocarditis virus


Definition: a Cardiovirus in the family Picornaviridae, usually from rodents, isolated from blood and stools of humans, other primates, pigs, and rabbits; occasionally causes febrile illness with central nervous system involvement in humans, and an often fatal myocarditis in chimpanzees, monkeys and pigs; strains of this virus include Columbia S. K. virus and Mengo virus.

Synonym(s): EMC virus

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