Flaviviridae facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsFlaviviridae
Group IV ((+)ssRNA)
The Flaviviridae are a family of viruses that are primarily spread through arthropod vectors (mainly ticks and mosquitoes). The family gets its name from Yellow Fever virus, a type virus of Flaviviridae; flavus means "yellow" in Latin.
They include the following genera:
- Genus Flavivirus (type species Yellow fever virus, others include West Nile virus and Dengue fever)
- Genus Hepacivirus
- Genus Pestivirus
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