ICTV virus taxonomy profile: Flaviviridae

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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 International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV) report on the taxonomy of the Flaviviridae, which is available at www.ictv.global/report/flaviviridae.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)2-3
    Number of pages2
    JournalJournal of General Virology
    Issue number1
    StatePublished - Jan 2017


    • Flaviviridae
    • ICTV Report
    • Taxonomy

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Virology


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