flavivirus

noun

a type of arbovirus that causes a wide range of diseases in humans, including yellow fever, dengue, and West Nile fever. It is spread by ticks or mosquitoes

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flavivirus in Medicine

flavivirus

[flāvə-vī′rəs]

n.

An arbovirus of the genus Flavivirus.

Flavivirus

n.

A genus of arboviruses of the family Togaviridae, the type species of which is the yellow fever virus.
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