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Virus classification
Group: Group III (dsRNA)
Order: Unassigned
Family: Reoviridae
Subfamily: Spinareovirinae
Genus: Coltivirus
Type species
Colorado tick fever virus

Colorado tick fever virus
Eyach virus

Coltivirus is a genus of viruses (belonging to the Reoviridae family) that infects vertebrates, invertebrates, and plants. It includes the causative agent of Colorado tick fever.[1]

It is carried by rodents transferred to humans through tick bites. It affects hikers or campers and endemic to Rocky Mountains. Causes biphasic fever, myalgias, ocular pain, photophobia and headache.


  1. ^ Attoui H, Charrel RN, Billoir F, Cantaloube JF, de Micco P, de Lamballerie X (1998). "Comparative sequence analysis of American, European and Asian isolates of viruses in the genus Coltivirus". J. Gen. Virol. 79 (10): 2481–9. PMID 9780055. 

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