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- Genus Flavivirus (type species Yellow fever virus, others include West Nile virus)
- Genus Hepacivirus (type species Hepatitis C virus)
- Genus Pestivirus (type species Bovine viral diarrhea virus , others include classical swine fever or hog cholera)
The genome of the Flaviviridae viruses is a monopartite, linear, single-stranded RNA of positive sense that is 10,000-11,000 nucleotides long. The 5'-terminus carries a methylated nucleotide cap or a genome-linked protein. The virus itself is enveloped and spherical, about 40-60 nm in diameter.
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