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A robovirus is a zoonotic virus that is transmitted by a rodent.[1][2]

Like arbovirus, it refers to a vector, not a clade.

Some members of Bunyaviridae and Arenaviridae are roboviruses,[3] but some are not.

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  1. ^ Spicer, W. John (2007). Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases: An Illustrated Colour Text. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone. p. 117. ISBN 0-443-10303-8. 
  2. ^ Sandra I Kim; Swanson, Todd; Flomin, Olga E. (2008). Microbiology. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer Heath. p. 88. ISBN 0-7817-6470-X. 
  3. ^ Gegúndez MI, Lledó L (October 2005). "[Infection due to Hantavirus and other rodent-borne viruses]". Enferm. Infecc. Microbiol. Clin. (in Spanish; Castilian) 23 (8): 492–500. PMID 16185565.