Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of a genus of RNA viruses that are arboviruses and include a number of human pathogens, including the viruses causing yellow fever, dengue, and various types of encephalitis.

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  • noun Any arbovirus of the genus Flavivirus, many of which are transmitted by ticks or mosquitos

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  • noun animal viruses belonging to the family Flaviviridae

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[flav(o)– (because the virus causing yellow fever is the type species of the genus) + virus.]

Examples

  • Infection with the dengue flavivirus, which is related to West Nile Virus and Yellow Fever, annually results in an estimated half a million hospitalisations and 22,000 deaths, mostly among infants, according to WHO.

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  • My abiding interest in infectious disease caused me to focus on the tickborne flavivirus, louping-ill virus, which was then regarded as problematic because of concerns about the safety of the vaccine, first developed at the Moredun many years previously.

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  • The cause: The disease is caused by the yellow fever virus, which belongs to the flavivirus group.

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  • This mosquito was also a carrier of the flavivirus that caused dengue.

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  • "Finding this novel flavivirus in bats significantly broadens the host range of GB-like agents and may provide insights into the origins of hepatitis C," added Thomas Briese, PhD, lead molecular biologist on the team and

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  • RNA interference (RNAi) induced by exogenous small interfering RNAs (siRNAs) has shown promise for treatment of flavivirus infections in hosts and prevention of transmission by vectors.

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  • However, the impact of RNAi triggered by authentic virus infection on replication of DENV, or any flavivirus, has received little study.

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  • While the group's focus has been on West Nile Virus, Chen believes the plant-based antibody approach could provide highly effective, cost efficient therapeutics for other diseases, including related flavivirus infections such as dengue fever and Japanese encephalitis, if the successes in mice can be replicated in humans.

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  • "Finding this novel flavivirus in bats significantly broadens the host range of GB-like agents and may provide insights into the origins of hepatitis C," added Thomas Briese, PhD, lead molecular biologist on the team and Mailman School associate professor and associate director of CII.

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  • "Finding this novel flavivirus in bats significantly broadens the host range of GB-like agents and may provide insights into the origins of hepatitis C," added Thomas Briese, PhD, lead molecular biologist on the team and Mailman School associate professor and associate director of CII.

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  • "Yellow fever is what is known as a flavivirus, a group of viruses spread by mosquitoes that includes West Nile, dengue and Japanese encephalitis."

    —Molly Caldwell Crosby, The American Plague (New York: Berkeley Books, 2006), 9

    October 5, 2008