Barmah Forest Virus

Griffin, Paul (2014). Barmah Forest Virus. In Victor L. Yu, Rainer Weber and Didier Raoult (Ed.), Infectious Disease and Antimicrobial Agents (pp. 1-1) Pittsburgh, PA, USA: Antimicrobe.

Author Griffin, Paul
Title of chapter Barmah Forest Virus
Title of book Infectious Disease and Antimicrobial Agents
Place of Publication Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Publisher Antimicrobe
Publication Year 2014
Sub-type Chapter in textbook
Open Access Status
Series Antimicrobe
Editor Victor L. Yu
Rainer Weber
Didier Raoult
Chapter number 6
Start page 1
End page 1
Total pages 1
Total chapters 7
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Ross River virus (RRV) is a member of the Alphavirus genus of the family Togaviridae. Alphaviruses. They are enveloped positive sense single stranded RNA viruses. It is an icosahedral RNA virus whose structure and genomic sequence have been characterized; its closest relatives are Barmah Forest, Sagiyama and Semliki viruses. The alpha virus genus contains 31 species including the type species Sindbis virus. Phenotypically there are at least 5 other Alphaviruses that are similar in that they cause mosquito transmitted predominantly arthritogenic diseases, namely Barmah Forest virus, Sindbis virus, O’nyong-nyong virus (also known as Igbo Ora), Mayaro virus and Chikungunya virus...
Q-Index Code BX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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