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Flavivirus

 
a genus of flaviviruses of worldwide distribution, containing about 75 species in 9 serogroups. It includes the viruses that cause yellow fever, dengue, Japanese B encephalitis, Kyasanur Forest disease, St. Louis encephalitis, tick-borne encephalitis, and West Nile encephalitis. Mosquitoes are the most common vector, with some species being tick-borne and some having no known vector.

flavivirus

 [fla´vĭ-vi″rus]
any in a family of RNA viruses that includes significant causes of human disease. See Flavivirus and Hepacivirus.

Fla·vi·vi·rus

(flā'vi-vī'rŭs),
A genus in the family Flaviviridae that includes yellow fever, dengue, and St. Louis encephalitis viruses.
[L. flavus, yellow, + virus]

flavivirus

/fla·vi·vi·rus/ (fla´vĭ-vi″rus) any virus of the family Flaviviridae.

Flavivirus

/Fla·vi·vi·rus/ (fla´vĭ-vi″rus) group B arboviruses: a genus of viruses of the family Flaviviridae, many members of which cause disease in humans and animals, including the agents of yellow fever, dengue, and St. Louis and other forms of encephalitis.

flavivirus

(flā′vĭ-vī′rəs)
n. pl. flavivi·ruses
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.

Flavivirus

a genus of a family of Flaviviridae single-stranded positive-sense ribonucleic acid viruses, including species that cause yellow fever, dengue, and St. Louis encephalitis. Most are arboviruses transmitted by mosquitoes or ticks. Also called group B arbovirus.

fla·vi·vi·rus

(flā'vi-vī-rŭs)
A genus in the family Flaviviridae that includes yellow fever, dengue, and St. Louis encephalitis viruses.
[L. flavus, yellow, + virus]

flavivirus

A member of the flavivirus genus of the Flaviviridae family. Flaviviruses are arthropod-borne (arbor) viruses and can cause encephalitic or meningitic diseases including Japanese encephalitis, West Nile virus encephalitis, St. Louis encephalitis and Murray Valley encephalitis.

Flavivirus

An arbovirus that can cause potentially serious diseases, such as dengue, yellow fever, Japanese encaphilitis, and West Nile fever.
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flavivirus

a virus in the family Flaviviridae.