ICTV Virus Taxonomy Profile: Arenaviridae

Sheli R. Radoshitzky, Michael J. Buchmeier, Rémi N. Charrel, J. Christopher S. Clegg, Jean Paul J. Gonzalez, Stephan Günther, Jussi Hepojoki, Jens H. Kuhn, Igor S. Lukashevich, Víctor Romanowski, Maria S. Salvato, Manuela Sironi, Mark D. Stenglein, Juan Carlos de la Torre, Report Consortium Ictv Report Consortium

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Members of the family Arenaviridae produce enveloped virions containing genomes consisting of two or three single-stranded RNA segments totalling about 10.5 kb. Arenaviruses can infect mammals, including humans and other primates, snakes, and fish. This is a summary of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV) Report on the family Arenaviridae, which is available at www.ictv.global/report/arenaviridae.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1200-1201
Number of pages2
JournalThe Journal of general virology
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2019


  • Arenaviridae
  • arenavirus
  • ICTV Report
  • mammarenavirus
  • reptarenavirus
  • taxonomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Virology


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