flavivirus


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fla·vi·vi·rus

 (flā′vĭ-vī′rəs)
n. pl. fla·vi·vi·rus·es
Any of a genus of RNA viruses that are transmitted by insects and ticks, including the viruses that cause yellow fever, dengue, and various types of encephalitis.

[flav(o)- (because the virus causing yellow fever is the type species of the genus) + virus.]

flavivirus

(ˈfleɪvɪˌvaɪrəs)
n
1. (Medicine) a type of arbovirus that causes a wide range of diseases in humans, including yellow fever, dengue, and West Nile fever. It is spread by ticks or mosquitoes
2. (Microbiology) a type of arbovirus that causes a wide range of diseases in humans, including yellow fever, dengue, and West Nile fever. It is spread by ticks or mosquitoes
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flavivirus - animal viruses belonging to the family Flaviviridae
Flaviviridae - a family of arboviruses carried by arthropods
West Nile encephalitis virus, West Nile virus - the flavivirus that causes West Nile encephalitis
animal virus - an animal pathogen that is a virus
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Results of reverse transcription PCR were negative for WNV and members of genus Flavivirus in serum and CSF samples taken 4 days after disease onset.
An article published June 19, 2004 in The Lancet entitled "Live flavivirus vaccines: reasons for caution" raises questions regarding live-virus vaccines for diseases such as West Nile.
Louping ill is a zoonotic disease caused by a neurotropic, single-stranded, 40 to 50-nm RNA virus, which has been classified in the family Flaviviridae, genus Flavivirus.
Under the terms of the agreement OraVax has licensed the rights to "Chimeric Flavivirus Vaccines" invented by Dr.
Dengue virus is a member of the flavivirus (Flaviviridae) family, which includes hepatitis C virus (HCV), yellow fever virus and West Nile virus, as well as a number of viruses associated with bioterrorism.
A 189-bp PCR product was obtained, purified, and sequenced by using flavivirus primers FU1 and cFD2 (9) and further analyzed by using BLAST (www.
Comparisons with other known viruses suggest that the genomic organization of these GB viruses falls within the flavivirus family, whose members are associated with such diseases as yellow fever, encephalitis, and dengue.
WNV is a mosquito borne flavivirus which first infected humans in the United Stated in the late summer of 1999.
To the Editor: Zika virus (ZIKV), a member of the family Flaviviridae, genus Flavivirus, was first isolated from the blood of a sentinel rhesus monkey from the Zika Forest ofUganda in 1948 (1).
To the Editor: West Nile virus (WNV) is a member of the genus Flavivirus within the Japanese encephalitis antigenic complex.
AMEX: HEB) reported today the results of a new animal study, indicating the specific promise of Ampligen(R), the Company's flagship investigational therapeutic, in experimental animal flavivirus encephalitis.