orthomyxoviruses

orthomyxoviruses

Single-stranded RNA viruses that cause INFLUENZA.
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Orthomyxoviruses are enveloped viruses that display pleomorphic structures ranging from spherical such as influenza A to filamentous as in influenza C [28].
In Orthomyxoviruses. Lippincott William and Wilkins, Philadelphia, 2001; pp.
They also focus on the activation and evasion of host antiviral signaling pathways by detailing RNA virus families, filoviruses, suppression of innate immunity, paramyxovirus and orthomyxoviruses, arenaviruses, picornaviruses, togaviruses, coronaviruses and innate immune responses elicited by reovirus and rotavirus.
Nucliec Acid in Virion Examples dsDNA Herpesviruses, poxviruses ssDNA Parvoviruses Positive Picornaviruses, sense RNA togaviruses Negative Orthomyxoviruses, sense RNA rhabdoviruses dsRNA Reoviruses Table 7-5 Categories of Arenaviruses Virus Rodent Host Location Old World Arenaviruses Lymphocytic Mus musculus and Mus Europe, Asia, choriomeningitis domesticus and the Americas virus (house mouse) and Mesocricetus auratus (Syrian hamster) Lassa virus Mastomys natalensis West Africa (multimammate mouse) Mopeia virus Mastomys natalensis Southern Africa Mobala virus Praomys spp.
MxA-sensitive viruses include members of the bunyaviruses, orthomyxoviruses, paramyxoviruses, rhabdoviruses, togaviruses, picornaviruses, and hepatitis B virus, a DNA virus with a genomic RNA intermediate (Haller et al., 1998; Landis et al., 1998; Chieux et al., 2001; Gordien et al., 2001).
Influenza is caused by a family of viruses known in scientific literature as orthomyxoviruses. These are tiny little pirates, usually spherical in shape and no more than 80 to 120 nanometers in diameter.
Approximately 10 to 15 percent of adult colds are caused by viruses also responsible for other, more severe illnesses: adenoviruses, coxsackieviruses, echoviruses, orthomyxoviruses (including influenza A and B viruses), paramyxoviruses (including several parainfluenza viruses), respiratory syncytial virus and enteroviruses.