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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Results from male mosquitoes are included in "other." Ae., Aedes; An., Anopheles; Cq., Coquillettidia; Cx., Culex; FRV, Fitzroy River virus; KOKV, Kokobera virus; KUNV, West Nile (Kunjin) virus; non A/F, not an alphavirus or flavivirus and identity is yet to be determined; MVEV, Murray Valley encephalitis virus; RRV, Ross River virus; SINV, Sindbis virus; Ve., Verrallina.
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).
Louis encephalitis virus, and Murray Valley encephalitis virus) whose reservoir is birds (1).
West Nile virus (WNV; family Flaviviridae, genus Flavivirus) is a member of the Japanese encephalitis virus complex, which also includes Japanese encephalitis virus, Saint Louis encephalitis virus (SLEV), and Murray Valley encephalitis virus (1).

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