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Animal viruses

There are at present 20 recognized families of viruses that contain viruses of humans or animals.

Historically, properties used most often in classification derive from electron microscopic examination e.g. virion morphology, structure and dimensions, and presence or absence of an envelope.

Additional characterization is supplied by the type and nature of the genomic nucleic acid.

A few of the more common animal viruses will be illustrated.

To get more information and detailed images of each virus, as well as colour diagrams, CLICK on the title of the virus.

DNA-containing viruses

Adenovirus
Papillomavirus
Herpesvirus
Hepatitis B virus
Molluscum contagiosum virus
Molluscipox
Parvovirus

 

RNA-containing viruses

Influenzavirus
Rotavirus
Paramyxovirus
Enterovirus
Rift Valley fever virus
Rift Valley fever virus
 

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This page was written by Dr Linda Stannard, on behalf of the Division of Medical Virology, UCT.

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