Borna disease virus

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Bor·na dis·ease vi·rus

an unclassified negative sense single-stranded RNA virus that is the cause of Borna disease, a serious disease of horses that involves infection of the central nervous system.
[Borna, Saxony, Germany]
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A small nonsegmented, negative-sense, single-stranded RNA virus, which infects a broad range of warm-blooded animals and is capable of replicating within the host nuclus.
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(60.) Volmer R, PRAT ChMA, Masson G, Garenne A, Gonzales-Dunn A (2007) Borna disease virus infection impairs synaptic plasticity.
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Borna disease virus and neuropsychiatric disease--a reappraisal.
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Borna disease virus (BDV), which is endemic in parts of Europe, infects a broad range of species and causes a rare meningoencephalitis in horses and sheep.