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  • Adenoviridae [r]: Family of double-stranded DNA viruses with icosahedral symmetry, usually found in the respiratory tract of the host species and often associated with respiratory diseases. [e]
  • Borna disease virus [r]: Virus of the Mononegavirales species that causes Borna disease. [e]
  • Chikungunya Virus [r]: Insect-borne virus, of the genus Alphavirus, that is transmitted to humans by virus-carrying Aedes mosquitoes. [e]
  • Cytomegalovirus [r]: Member of the herpesvirus family that can cause serious complications in persons with weakened immune systems, and also cause a disease of infants characterized by circulatory dysfunction and microcephaly. [e]
  • Dengue Virus [r]: Virus of the genus Flavivirus, that is the cause of dengue fever. [e]
  • Dengue fever [r]: A viral disease transmitted by mosquitoes and is endemic in tropical and subtropical regions. [e]
  • Erythrovirus [r]: Genus of the family parvoviridae, subfamily parvovirinae, and containing one known species parvovirus b19, human. [e]
  • Flavivirus [r]: A genus in the family Flaviviridae which includes Dengue fever, yellow fever, West Nile and other viruses. [e]
  • Hepatitis B virus [r]: Species of the genus Orthohepadnavirus, characterized by the causing the disease Hepatitis B, which can also lead to cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma, and is transmitted by contaminated blood or blood derivatives. [e]
  • Hepatitis C virus [r]: Single strand RNA virus in the family Flaviviridae, whose immune response initiated by the presence of the virus in the liver can cause liver inflammation and cell death, and is spread through blood-to-blood contact. [e]
  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus [r]: An infectious human retrovirus, transmitted by bodily fluids, that causes AIDS. [e]
  • Human T-lymphotropic virus [r]: Human RNA retrovirus associated with certain leukaemias and lymphomas and with demyelinating diseases such as multiple sclerosis. [e]
  • Human adenovirus [r]: DNA viruses that cause upper respiratory tract infections, conjunctivitis, and other infections in humans. [e]
  • Human papilloma virus (HPV) [r]: Papillomavirus that infects the epidermis and mucous membranes of humans, which cause warts, especially of the hands, feet, and genitals, with some strains believed to be a causative factor in cancer of the cervix, vagina, and vulva. [e]
  • Myxoma virus [r]: Virus which causes Myxomatosis in rabbits and was used as a pest control in Australia. [e]
  • Orthomyxoviridae [r]: Virus family containing influenza viruses A, B and C, and also Isavirus and Thogotovirus. [e]
  • Parainfluenza virus [r]: Myxovirus with four serotypes, causing respiratory infections in infants and young children and, less commonly, in adults. [e]
  • Parvovirus B19 [r]: Human parvovirus known for causing a childhood exanthem called fifth disease or erythema infectiosum. [e]
  • Parvovirus [r]: Viruses of the Parvoviridae family, that contain DNA in an icosahedral protein shell and cause disease in many vertebrates, especially mammals such as dogs and cattle. [e]
  • Poliovirus [r]: Human enterovirus and member of the family of Picornaviridae, composed of a RNA genome and a protein capsid, and a causative agent of poliomyelitis. [e]
  • Varicella zoster virus [r]: The virus that causes ckickenpox and shingles. [e]
  • Variola virus [r]: Orthopoxvirus species that cause smallpox and alastrim. [e]
  • Virology [r]: The study of viruses, sometimes included in the field of microbiology. [e]
  • Virus (biology) [r]: A microscopic particle that can infect the cells of a biological organism and can reproduce only with the assistance of the cells it infects. [e]
  • West Nile virus [r]: A mosquito-borne Flavivirus causing West Nile fever and possibly encephalitis or meningitis. [e]
  • Wheat streak mosaic virus [r]: Plant pathogenic virus of the family Potyviridae, vectored by the wheat curl mite. [e]