Murray Valley encephalitis


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Related to Murray Valley encephalitis: Japanese Encephalitis, Kunjin virus

Murray Valley encephalitis

[′mər·ē ¦val·ē in‚sef·ə′līd·əs]
(medicine)
An acute inflammation of the brain and spinal cord caused by a virus; confined to Australia and New Guinea. Also known as Australian X disease.
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However, the relative importance of different pathogens may differ because Australia has unique pathogens such as Murray Valley encephalitis virus, Hendra virus, and Australian bat lyssavirus) (5).
WNV is serologically related to the Japanese encephalitis complex of flaviviruses (Flaviviridae), which includes Saint Louis encephalitis virus (SLEV) (in North and South America), Japanese encephalitis virus (Asia), and Murray Valley encephalitis virus (Australia) (2).
Other members of the JEV group flaviviruses are Cacipacore virus (CPCV), Koutango virus (KOUV), JEV, Murray Valley encephalitis virus (MVEV), Alfuy virus (ALFV), St.

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