Definitions for orthomyxoviridae
The Orthomyxoviruses are a family of RNA viruses that includes six genera: Influenzavirus A, Influenzavirus B, Influenzavirus C, Isavirus, Thogotovirus and a recently discovered, still undescribed genus. The first three genera contain viruses that cause influenza in vertebrates, including birds, humans, and other mammals. Isaviruses infect salmon; thogotoviruses infect vertebrates and invertebrates, such as mosquitoes and sea lice. The three genera of Influenzavirus, which are identified by antigenic differences in their nucleoprotein and matrix protein, infect vertebrates as follows: ⁕Influenzavirus A infects humans, other mammals, and birds, and causes all flu pandemics ⁕Influenzavirus B infects humans and seals ⁕Influenzavirus C infects humans and pigs.
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A family of RNA viruses causing INFLUENZA and other diseases. There are five recognized genera: INFLUENZAVIRUS A; INFLUENZAVIRUS B; INFLUENZAVIRUS C; ISAVIRUS; and THOGOTOVIRUS.
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