Togaviridae


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Togaviridae

[‚tō·gə′vir·ə‚dī]
(virology)
A family of positive-strand ribonucleic acid (RNA)-containing viruses characterized by spherical enveloped particles with an icosahedral nucleocapsid containing linear single-stranded RNA, it contains the genera Alphavirus (arbovirus A; prototype Sindbis virus), Flavivirus (arbovirus B; prototype yellow fever), Rubivirus (rubella virus), and Pestivirus (mucosal disease virus).
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Chikungunya virus (CHIKV), a mosquitoborne alphavirus, family Togaviridae, causes an acute illness, manifested as fever and severe arthralgia (I).
Chikungunya virus (CHIKV), a member of the genus Alphavirus of the family Togaviridae (2), is mainly transmitted by Aedes aegypti and Ae.
The pathogenic viruses, Herpetoviridae, Orthomyxobiride, Reopiritae and Togaviridae have been tested with the biocidal formula.
In Sweden, Finland, Russia, and South Africa, Sindbis virus (SINV; family Togaviridae, genus Alphavirus) is an etiologic agent for outbreaks of rash and long-lasting polyarthritis (1).
8 kb molecules (1) belonging to the family Togaviridae and genus Alphavirus.