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Definition of Flavivirus

Flavivirus: One of a family of viruses transmitted by mosquitos and ticks that cause some important diseases, including dengue, yellow fever, tick-borne encephalitis, and West Nile fever. Flaviviruses have single-stranded RNA as their genetic material.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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