yellow fever virus
A togavirus (Class IV) with an RNA genome responsible for the disease of the name whose symptoms include fever and haemorrhage. Transmitted by the mosquitoes Aedes aegypti and Haemagogus. Only one antigenic type of the virus known.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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