Orphan virus

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An Orphan virus is a virus that is not associated with a disease but may possess pathogenicity.[1]

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  1. ^ Li L, Delwart E. From orphan virus to pathogen: the path to the clinical lab. Current Opin Virol. 2011 Oct;1(4):282-8. doi: 10.1016/j.coviro.2011.07.006.