Togaviridae


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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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Kadam virus (togaviridae flavivirus) infecting camel parasitizing Hyalomma dromedarii ticks (acariixodidae) in Saudi Arabia.
Getah virus (GETV; genus Alphavirus, family Togaviridae) is a mosquitoborne RNA virus that causes death in young piglets, miscarriage in pregnant sows, and mild illness in horses (1-3).
Chikungunya fever is an arboviral infection, caused by an RNA virus of the Togaviridae family.
A seroepidemiological survey for certain arboviruses (Togaviridae) in Pakistan.
This alphavirus of the Togaviridae family was first described in 1952 after an outbreak in Tanzania.[1] This oddly termed virus owes its name to the African Kimakonde language which means "to walk bent over" due to joint pains associated with the disease - a major distinguishing factor from the dengue virus[2] and is sometimes known as the Buggy Creek Virus.[3] This virus, compared to dengue, is a re-emerging disease that has been raising the alarm in the Philippines, particularly, since arboviral infections like these are extensive in tropical areas.
Chikungunya is a mosquito-borne viral disease caused by the Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) (family: Togaviridae, genus: Alphavirus).
El virus del chikunguna (CHIKV) es un miembro del genero de los Alphavirus, perteneciente a la familia Togaviridae (1).
Chikungunya virus (CHIKV), an arbovirus belongs to the family Togaviridae and was discovered in Tanzania in year 953-54.
Alphaviruses having single-stranded RNA genome belong to Togaviridae family of viruses and are divided into arthritogenic viruses (old world) and encephalitogenic viruses (new world) including equine encephalitis viruses.
Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus (VEEV), western equine encephalitis virus (WEEV), and eastern equine encephalitis virus (EEEV) are nonsegmented, positive-sense RNA viruses of the genus Alphavirus in the family Togaviridae [1].
The cause of the infection is a Dengue virus from the genus Flaviviridae, of the Togaviridae family.