Caliciviridae D002139

Organisms [B] » Viruses [B04] » RNA Viruses » Positive-Strand RNA Viruses » Caliciviridae

Description

A family of RNA viruses infecting a broad range of animals. Most individual species are restricted to their natural hosts. They possess a characteristic six-pointed starlike shape whose surfaces have cup-shaped (chalice) indentions. Transmission is by contaminated food, water, fomites, and occasionally aerosolization of secretions. Genera include LAGOVIRUS; NORWALK-LIKE VIRUSES; SAPPORO-LIKE VIRUSES; and VESIVIRUS.   MeSH

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Lagovirus
 

Norovirus
7 drugs (2 approved, 5 experimental)

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