n. a viral disease observed in mammals, particularly in horses. The virus is contagious to humans, and the infection can be transmitted intranasally. It is known to cause encephalopathy, complicated by ataxia, blindness, and even death.

BORNA DISEASE: "The Borna Disease Virus or BDV is a pathogen transmitted to humans mostly by horses."
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