ICTV Virus Taxonomy Profile: Flaviviridae

Peter Simmonds, Paul Becher, Jens Bukh, Ernest A Gould, Gregor Meyers, Tom Monath, A Scott Muerhoff, Alexander Pletnev, Rebecca Rico-Hesse, D.B. Smith, Jack Stapleton

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The Flaviviridae is a family of small enveloped viruses with RNA genomes of 9000–13 000 bases. Most infect mammals and birds. Many flaviviruses are host-specific and pathogenic, such as hepatitis C virus in the genus Hepacivirus. The majority of known members in the genus Flavivirus are arthropod borne, and many are important human and veterinary pathogens (e.g. yellow fever virus, dengue virus). This is a summary of the current ICTV report on the taxonomy of the Flaviviridae, which is available at www.ictv.global/report/flaviviridae.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of General Virology
Issue number2-3
Early online date20 Feb 2017
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 20 Feb 2017
Externally publishedYes

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