One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Any member of the genus Alphavirus of antigenically related togaviruses that infect a wide range of mammals, birds, and other vertebrates, are transmitted by mosquitoes (or, rarely, other arthropods), and typically cause either a syndrome of fever, rash, and arthralgia (Old World alphaviruses) or a potentially fatal encephalitis (New World alphaviruses, or equine encephalitis viruses). Also (in form Alphavirus): the genus itself.
1970s. From alpha + virus; compare earlier name Arbovirus group A.
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