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Paramyxovirus

viruses of the Paramyxoviridae family, responsible for a number of human and animal diseases

Paramyxoviruses (from Greek para-, beyond, -myxo-, mucus or slime, plus virus, from Latin poison, slime) are viruses of the Paramyxoviridae family of the Mononegavirales order; they are negative-sense single-stranded RNA viruses responsible for a number of human and animal diseases.

Paramyxovirus
Virus classification
Group:
Group V ((−)ssRNA)
Order:
Family:
Paramyxoviridae
Genera