Definition of flavivirus
: any of a family (Flaviviridae and especially genus Flavivirus) of single-stranded RNA viruses transmitted especially by ticks and mosquitoes and including the causative agents of dengue, hepatitis C, hog cholera, Saint Louis encephalitis, West Nile virus, and yellow fever
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False positives, however, are possible because Zika is a flavivirus, like dengue and yellow fever; currently a positive test result can be triggered by one of the related viruses.
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Medical Definition of flavivirus
1 capitalized : a genus of the family Flaviviridae of single-stranded RNA viruses that are transmitted by arthropod vectors and especially by ticks and mosquitoes and that include the causative agents of dengue, Japanese B encephalitis, Saint Louis encephalitis, West Nile fever, and yellow fever
2: any virus of the genus Flavivirus or the family Flaviviridae
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