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Noun1.Togaviridae - a family of arboviruses carried by arthropods
arborvirus, arbovirus - a large heterogeneous group of RNA viruses divisible into groups on the basis of the virions; they have been recovered from arthropods, bats, and rodents; most are borne by arthropods; they are linked by the epidemiologic concept of transmission between vertebrate hosts by arthropod vectors (mosquitoes, ticks, sandflies, midges, etc.) that feed on blood; they can cause mild fevers, hepatitis, hemorrhagic fever, and encephalitis
alphavirus - an arbovirus of the family Togaviridae that can cause a variety of encephalitis in horses
family - (biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more genera; "sharks belong to the fish family"
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Chikungunya virus (CHIKV), an arbovirus in genus Alphavirus, family Togaviridae, has undergone a rapid geographic expansion during the past decade (1).
About Chikungunya Chikungunya (CHIK) fever is a re-emerging Aedes mosquito-transmitted viral disease caused by CHIK virus belonging to the Togaviridae family of genus Alphavirus.
gelidus mosquitoes yielded several viruses of public health importance belonging to the family Togaviridae and Bunyaviridae apart from JEV.
Tomerini and co-authors (2011) showed that preemptive rather than reactive MCPs resulted in a lower Ross River virus (RRV; Togaviridae family, Alphavirus genus) rate in Queensland, Australia.
Chikungunya (CHIK) virus is an Arbo virus of the genus Alphavirus and family Togaviridae (1,2).