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RNA Virus Classes

Classification of RNA Viruses Infecting Vertebrates

Picornaviridae (pico,micro;rna,ribonucleic acid) Naked;isometric ssRNA Causes Poliovirus;rhinovirus/colds Hep A Virus
Caliciviridae (calix,cup) Naked;isometric ssRNA Norovirus,many member cause gastroenteritis
Togaviridae (toga,cloak) Lipid-containing envelope ssRNA Multipy in athropods and vertebrates
Flaviviridae (flavus,yellow) Lipid-containing envelope SSRNA Yellow fever virus; Hepatitis C virus
Coronaviridae (corona,crown) Lipid-containing envelope ssRNA Colds and respiratory tract infections,including severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)
Rhabdoviridae (rhabdos,rod) Bullet-shaped;lipid-containg envelope ssRNA Rabies virus
Filoviridae (filo;threadlike) long filamentous;sometimes circular;lipid-containg envelope ssRNA Marburg virus;ebola virus
Paramyxoviridae (Para;by the side of; myxa, mucus) Pleomorphic;lipid-containing envelope ssRNA Mumps virus;parainfluenza virus measles virus
Orthomyxoviridae (orthos,straight; myxa,mucus) Pleomorphic;lipid-containing envelope ssRNA Influenza virus
Bunyaviridae (Bunyamwera, a locality in Uganda) Lipid-containing envelope ssRNA Hantaan virus
Arenaviridae (arena,sand) Pleomorphic;lipid-containing envelpe ssRNA Lassa virus
Reoviridae (Respiratory Enteric Orphan Virus) Naked;isometric Linear dsRNA Diarrhea in animals
Birnaviridae(bi,two) Naked;isometric Linear dsRNA No human pathogen;diseases in chickens and fish
Retroviridae (retro,backward) Isometric;lipid-containing envelope ssRNA HIV
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