Flaviviridae

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Flavivirdiae
Virus classification
Group: Group IV ((+)ssRNA)
Family: Flaviviridae
Genera

Flavivirus
Pestivirus
Hepacivirus

The Flaviviridae are a family of viruses that are primarily spread through arthropod vectors (mainly ticks and mosquitoes). They include the following genera:

Flaviviridae have monopartite, linear, single-stranded RNA genomes of positive polarity, 9.6- to 12.3-kilobase in length. The 5'-termini of flaviviruses carry a methylated nucleotide cap, while other members of this family are uncapped and encode an internal ribosome entry site. Virus particles are enveloped and spherical, about 40-60 nm in diameter.

Major diseases caused by the Flaviviridae family include:


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