ICTV Virus Taxonomy Profile: Flaviviridae

  title={ICTV Virus Taxonomy Profile: Flaviviridae},
  author={Peter Simmonds and Paul Becher and Jens Bukh and Ernest Andrew Gould and Gregor Meyers and Tom Monath and Scott Muerhoff and Alexander G. Pletnev and Rebecca R Rico-Hesse and Donald B. Smith and Jack T. Stapleton},
  booktitle={The Journal of general virology},
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 International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV) report on… CONTINUE READING
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