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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Despite these limitations, these serologic findings indicate that flaviviruses, bunyaviruses, and togaviruses, as well as Leptospira spp.
According to the company, BCX4430 is an RNA dependent-RNA polymerase inhibitor that has demonstrated broad-spectrum activity against more than 20 RNA viruses in nine different families, including filoviruses, togaviruses, bunyaviruses, arenaviruses, paramyxoviruses, coronaviruses and flaviviruses.
Togaviruses used to be classified into four genera; however, in 1984 it was divided into three families (Flaviviridae, Pestiviridae, and Togaviridae).