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Baltimore Classification

Higher order taxa

Viruses; ssRNA positive-strand viruses, no DNA stage; Flaviviridae


Flavivirus, Pestivirus, Hepacivirus

Description and Significance

Flaviviridae contains a myriad of viruses that cause disease in humans. Flaviviridae has a total of 69 pathogens in its rank. The family gets its name from Yellow Fever virus, a type virus of Flaviviridae; flavus means yellow in Latin.

The Flavivirus genus contains several nasty critters that include yellow fever virus, dengue fever virus, and Japanese encephalitis (JE) virus. The pestivirus genus has three serotypes of bovine viral diarrhea, but no human pathogens are yet known. Genus Hepacivirus consists of hepatitis C virus and its relatives. (source: Stanford.edu)

Genome Structure

Virion Structure of a (virus name here)

Reproduction Cycle of a (virus name here) in a Host Cell

Viral Ecology & Pathology