Barmah Forest virus /ˌbɑːmə ˈfɒrɪst ˌvʌɪrəs/


I. noun [ mass noun]

1. a mosquito-borne viral disease characterized by a rash, and joint and muscle pain

twelve people have been struck down with Barmah Forest virus so far this year.
– origin 1980s: from Barmah Forest in northern Victoria, where the virus was first isolated.

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