o'nyong-nyong virus

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o'·ny·ong-·ny·ong vi·rus

a virus of the genus Alphavirus, in the family Togaviridae, found in Uganda, Kenya, and the Republic of Congo, which causes o'nyong-nyong fever.

O'nyong-nyong virus

An Alphavirus found in central Africa that causes epidemic fevers, joint pains, and swollen glands. The virus is transmitted to humans by mosquito bite.
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The researchers also administered anti-Mxra8 antibodies to mice and infected the mice with chikungunya virus or Onyong-nyong virus, another alphavirus.