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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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Last, the prevalence of IgG against DENV might have been overestimated because of possible cross-reactivity with other flavivirus infections.
Flavivirus Infections (Japanese Encephalitis and Dengue Fever programmes)
As with most of the flavivirus infections, serology is the most practical method of diagnosis, and virus isolation and RT-PCR have limited utility.
Similar MR diffusion signal abnormalities that eventually become hemorrhagic have been described with other Flavivirus infections, in particular Japanese and St.
The appearance of a polio-like syndrome has been reported for other flavivirus infections as well (Solomon and others 1998).
Investigation of a possible yellow fever epidemic and serosurvey for flavivirus infections in northern Cameroon, 1984," Bulletin of the World Health Organization 65: 1987, 855-60).
The West Nile virus study, "Inhibition of Flavivirus Infections by Antisense Oligomers Specifically Suppressing Viral Translation and RNA Replication," tested the ability of AVI's NEUGENE drugs to inhibit West Nile virus infection, as well as infection by other viruses of the flavivirus family.
Evidence of flavivirus infections was not unexpected.
The research, examining the effect of AVI's antisense agents against dengue and other flavivirus infections, is part of a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) established with WRAIR as part of AVI's ongoing efforts in biodefense with the Chemical and Biological Defense Program of the Office of the Secretary of Defense.
Third, no antibody neutralizing assay has been performed to rule out cross-reactions with other circulating flaviviruses, but epidemiologic data from Zanzibar do not indicate outbreaks of other flavivirus infections.
Only clinical testing under well controlled conditions can determine efficacy and safety on entity including Ampligen(R) in Flavivirus infections.