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Virus classification
Group: Group III (dsRNA)
Order: Unassigned
Family: Reoviridae
Subfamily: Sedoreovirinae
Genus: Seadornavirus
Type species
Banna virus

Seadornavirus is a genus of viruses in the family Reoviridae, a family of segmented, non-enveloped, double-stranded RNA viruses. The word seadornavirus is an acronym, meaning Southeast Asian dodeca RNA virus. There are three species of viruses in this genus: Banna virus (BAV), Kadipiro virus and Liao ning virus. Each of these viruses has been isolated from Aedes, Anopheles and Culex mosquito populations, but only BAV has been shown to cause infection in humans, in which the symptoms are similar to Japanese encephalitisfever, malaise and encephalitis.[1]


  1. ^ Attoui H, Mohd Jaafar F, de Lamballerie X, Mertens PPC Seadornavirus, Reoviridae In: Fauquet CM, Mayo MA, Maniloff J, Desselberger U, Ball LA, editors. Virus taxonomy: eighth report of the international committee on taxonomy of viruses. London: Elsevier/Academic Press; 2005. p. 504–10

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