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Definition of Flaviviridae

Flaviviridae: A family of viruses transmitted by mosquitos and ticks that cause some important diseases, including dengue, yellow fever, tick-borne encephalitis virus, and West Nile fever. The flaviviruses are positive-strand RNA viruses containing three structural proteins and a host-derived lipid bilayer.

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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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