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St. Louis encephalitis virus

 

Definition: a group B arbovirus, genus Flavivirus in the family Flaviviridae, occurring in the U.S., Trinidad, and Panama; normally present as inapparent infection in humans, but sometimes a cause of encephalitis; the virus has been isolated from birds in Panama and from several mosquito species, especially Psorophora.

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