Barmah Forest virus


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Barmah Forest virus

a species of Alphavirus that has caused outbreaks of polyarthritis in humans in Australia; transmitted by mosquitoes.
[the virus was first isolated from mosquitoes collected at the Barmah Forest in southeastern Australia in 1974]

Bar·mah For·est vi·rus

(bahr'mă fōr'ĕst vī'rus)
A species of Alphavirus that has caused outbreaks of polyarthritis in humans in Australia; transmitted by mosquitoes.
[The virus was first isolated from mosquitoes collected at the Barmah Forest in southeastern Australia in1974]

Barmah Forest virus

(bar'ma) [ Barmah Forest, southeastern Australia] See: virus

Barmah Forest virus

A virus transmitted by mosquito bite that causes rash, fever, joint pain, and stiffness. It is found mostly in Australia and neighboring islands.
See also: virus
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An outbreak of Barmah Forest virus disease in the south-west of Western Australia.
Emergence of Barmah Forest virus in western Australia.
Probable association between Barmah Forest virus infection and Guillain-Barre syndrome.