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epidemic polyarthritis


Definition: a mild febrile illness of humans in Australia characterized by polyarthralgia and rash, caused by the Ross River virus, a member of the family Togaviridae, and transmitted by mosquitoes.

Synonym(s): epidemic exanthema, Murray Valley rash, Ross River fever

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