Japanese B encephalitis virus

(redirected from Russian autumn encephalitis virus)

Jap·a·nese B en·ceph·a·li·tis vi·rus

a virus of the genus Flavivirus (group B arbovirus) occurring particularly in Japan but probably widespread throughout Southeast Asia; the virus is normally present in humans, especially in children, as an inapparent infection, but may cause febrile response and sometimes encephalitis; it may cause encephalitis in horses and abortion in pigs; wild birds are probably the natural hosts and culicine mosquitoes the vectors.

Jap·a·nese B en·ceph·a·li·tis vi·rus

(jap'ă-nēz' en-sef'ă-lī'tis vī'rŭs)
A virus of the genus Flavivirus (group B arbovirus) normally present in humans, especially in children, as an inapparent infection, but may cause febrile response and sometimes encephalitis.

Japanese B encephalitis virus

a member of the family Flaviviridae and transmitted by mosquitoes from asymptomatic avian reservoir hosts. A major cause of morbidity in humans and domestic animal species, particularly pigs, in which it causes abortion. See also Japanese B encephalitis.
Full browser ?