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Hantavirus
2011-01-12 15:37:59

Hantavirus is part of the Bunyaviridae family. This family is divided into 5 genera: Orthobunyavirus, Nairovirus, Phlebovirus, Tospovirus, and Hantavirus. Hantaviruses have genomes comprising three negative-sense, single-stranded RNA segments. Viruses in the genus Hantavirus are transmitted by aerosolized rodent excretia or rodent bites. The name is derived from the Hantan River where it was...

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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
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