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- n. Any of the Bunyaviridae, a family of negative-stranded RNA viruses.
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- n. an animal virus belonging to the family Bunyaviridae; can be used as a bioweapon
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In fact, several hundred bunyavirus species are known to science but they are poorly researched, despite or perhaps because of their hazardous nature.
Using a bunyavirus that is harmless to humans, the Uukuniemi virus, researchers in the group led by Ari Helenius, Professor of Biochemistry at ETH Zurich, have now studied how these viruses penetrate cells.