What is Flavi Virus?

Flaviviruses are a genus of RNA viruses that are transmitted to humans & other animals by arthropod vectors, such as mosquitoes, ticks, & sandflies. 

These viruses can cause a range of diseases in humans, from mild febrile illness to severe & sometimes fatal hemorrhagic fever & encephalitis. 

Some of the most well-known flaviviruses include the dengue virus, yellow fever virus, West Nile virus, Zika virus, & Japanese encephalitis virus.

These viruses are found in many parts of the world & can cause significant public health concerns, particularly in tropical & subtropical regions.

Flaviviruses are typically spread by the bite of an infected mosquito or tick. After the virus enters the body, it can replicate in various organs & tissues, leading to a range of symptoms, including fever, headache, muscle & joint pain, rash.

In some cases, the virus can cause more severe complications, such as bleeding disorders, neurological problems, or organ failure.

There is no specific treatment for most flavivirus infections, and supportive care is typically used to manage symptoms. 

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