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A family of arboviruses composed of more than 200 virus serotypes and containing at least five genera: Bunyavirus, Hantavirus, Phlebovirus, Nairovirus, and Tospovirus. Virions in all genera except Hantavirus replicate in arthropods. Virions are 80-120 nm in diameter, sensitive to lipid solvents and detergents, and enveloped with glycopolypeptide surface projections; the nucleocapsid is of helical symmetry containing three molecules of single-stranded RNA (MW 5-8 × 106).
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BunyaviridaeA family of single-stranded RNA-enveloped arboviruses, which are spherical to oval in shape, measure 90–100 nm in diameter and are sensitive to lipid solvents and detergents. As a group, Bunyaviridae includes more than 200 viruses, including genera Bunyavirus, Hantavirus, Phlebovirus, Nairovirus and Uukuvirus. Bunyaviridae infect vertebrates and arthropods; some genera cause serious disease (e.g., haemorrhagic fever) and are classified as Biohazard Group 4 pathogens.
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BunyaviridaeVirology A family of single-stranded RNA enveloped arboviruses composed of > 200 viruses, including genera Bunyavirus, Hantavirus, Phlebovirus, Nairovirus, Uukuvirus; they infect vertebrates and arthropods and some genera cause serious disease–eg, hemorrhagic fever
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A family of arboviruses involved in several diseases in the tropics.
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