Definition of Bunyaviridae

1. Noun. A large family of arboviruses that affect a wide range of hosts (mainly vertebrates and arthropods).

Generic synonyms: Arborvirus, Arbovirus
Group relationships: Family



Medical Definition of Bunyaviridae

1. A family of arboviruses composed of more than 200 viruses, including the genera: Bunyavirus, Hantavirus, Phlebovirus, Nairovirus, Uukuvirus. These single-stranded RNA enveloped viruses are spherical or oval and measure 90-100nm in diameter and are all sensitive to lipid solvents and detergents. They infect vertebrates and arthropods and some genera contain organisms causing serious disease for example viral haemorrhagic fever. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bunyaviridae

Bunostomum phlebotomum
Bunostomum trigonocephalum
Bunsen
Bunsen's solubility coefficient
Bunsen-Roscoe law
Bunsen burner
Bunsen burners
Bunsen cell
Bunsen cells
Bunsen pile
Bunsen piles
Bunuel
Bunyamwera fever
Bunyamwera virus
Bunyan
Bunyaviridae (current term)
Buphthalmum
Buphthalmum salicifolium
Bura
Burali-Forti paradox
Buran
Burbage
Burbank
Burberry
Burchard-Liebermann reaction
Burchell's zebra
Burckhardtian
Burdach's column
Burdach's fasciculus
Burdach's nucleus

Literary usage of Bunyaviridae

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Manual of Microbiologic Monitoring of Laboratory Animals edited by Kim Waggie (1994)
"Viruses of classical and mild forms of haemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome in China have similar Bunyaviridae-like morphology. Lancet 1983a; 1:589-591 ..."

2. Harmful Non-Indigenous Species in the United States (1994)
"175 LaCrosse encephalitis, Bunyaviridae (Bunyavirus), 81 larch canker ... 105 Rift valley fever virus, Bunyaviridae (Phlebovirus), 304 rust fungus (on ..."

3. Ending the War Metaphor: The Changing Agenda for Unraveling the Host-Microbe by Forum on Microbial Threats, Institute of Medicine (U.S.) (2006)
"... with just 4, the Bunyaviridae, Flaviviridae, Togaviridae, and Reoviridae, accounting for more than half of the species affecting humans and, likewise, ..."

4. Hantaviruses: Emerging Viral Diseases edited by J. S. Mackenzie (1999)
"Isolation, genetic diversity and geographic distribution of Bayou virus (Bunyaviridae: Hantavirus). Am J Trop Med Hyg 1997;57:445-8. 18. Carleton MD. ..."

5. National Symposium on Medical and Public Health Response to Bioterrorism edited by Joseph E. McDade (1999)
"... from the Arenaviridae family; Rift Valley fever and Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever, from the Bunyaviridae family; and Ebola hemorrhagic fever and ..."

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