Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: April 4, 2006
Publication Date: January 1, 2007
Citation: Ridpath, J., Flores, E.F. 2007. Flaviviridae. In: Flores, E.F., organizador. Virologia Veterinaria. 1st edition. [in Portugese]. ISBN 978-85-7391-095-7. Santa Maria, RS:Editora da UFSM. p. 563-591. Technical Abstract: The family Flaviviridae, commonly referred to as the flavivirus family, contains viruses important to both human and veterinary medicine. The term flavivirus can be confusing because it is used both to refer to the family and one of the three genera within that family. The proper name of the viral family is Flaviviridae. The three genera within the Flaviviridae family are Flavivirus (from the Latin flavus meaning yellow), Pestivirus (from the Latin pestis meaning plague) and Hepacivirus (from the Greek heaptos meaning liver). This book chapter reviews the distinguishing characteristics of the flavivirus family and details their importance to veterinary medicine.