Family—The Bunyaviridae family is made up of over 350 mainly arthropod borne (ARBO) viruses. Some viruses in the family that you may have heard of are: Sin Nombre virus, Hantaan virus, Rift Valley fever virus, La Crosse virus, California Encephalitis virus, and Congo/Crimean hemorrhagic fever virus. All of the viruses in the Bunyaviridae family share the following properties:

Genera—The family consists of 5 genera: Bunyavirus, Phlebovirus, Nairovirus, Hantavirus, and Topsovirus based on common morphological, biochemical, and genetic properties. However, even within the same genus, viruses often have very different biological characteristics. Below are some of the properties of each genus:







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