Bunyamwera virus

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Bunyamwera virus
Virus classification
Group: Group V ((-)ssRNA)
Order: Unassigned
Family: Bunyaviridae
Genus: Orthobunyavirus
Species: Bunyamwera virus

The Bunyamwera virus is a Negative-sense single stranded envelope RNA virus. It is the type species of the Orthobunyavirus genus, it is in the Bunyaviridae family.

The Bunyamwera virus can infect both humans and Aedes aegypti (the Yellowfever mosquito).[1]

It is named for Bunyamwera, a town in Western Uganda where the type species was isolated.

Disease in Humans[edit]

Bunyamwera fever
Classification and external resources
Specialty Infectious disease
ICD-10 A92.8
ICD-9-CM 066.3

In humans Bunyamwera virus causes Bunyamwera fever.