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ICTV Taxonomy

Upcoming class: Pneumoviridae

Pneumo: from Greek poly, meaning “breathe”
@HINT: The word is also thought be originated from Arabic ZA´T ALR´AH

Typical member genus Orthopneumovirus
Human respiratory syncytial virus (hRSV)

************** Most important human viruses **************


BK polyomavirus

Chikungunya virus


Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus

Dengue virus

Eastern equine encephalitis virus


Epstein-Barr virus

Hantaan virus

Hendra virus

Hepatitis A virus

Hepatitis B virus

Hepatitis C virus

Hepatitis E virus

Human astrovirus

Human coronavirus

Human cytomegalovirus

Human enterovirus 68,

Human herpesvirus 1

Human herpesvirus 2

Human herpesvirus 6

Human herpesvirus 7

Human herpesvirus 8

Human immunodeficiency virus

Human parvovirus B19

Human respiratory syncytial virus

Human rhinovirus

Human SARS coronavirus

Human T-lymphotropic virus

Influenza A virus

JC polyomavirus

Japanese encephalitis virus

Junin arenavirus

Lassa virus

Machupo virus

Mayaro virus

MERS coronavirus

Measles virus

Merkel cell polyomavirus

Molluscum contagiosum virus

Monkeypox virus

Mumps virus

Nipah virus

Norwalk virus


Rabies virus

Rift valley fever virus



SARS coronavirus 2

Semliki forest virus

Sindbis virus

St. louis encephalitis virus

Tick-borne powassan virus

Torque teno virus

Toscana virus

Vaccinia virus

Varicella-zoster virus

Variola virus

Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus

Vesicular stomatitis virus

West Nile virus

Yellow fever virus

Zika virus

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