Basic information and current topics regarding Flaviviridae

Virus Life-cycle and Transmission

The life of a virus isn’t an easy one. It involves hard-work, dedication, and a butt-load of mRNA to get the job done. Flaviviridae, however, meet this challenge head-on with an arsenal of genes that could bring the toughest of mankind to tears.

The following sections, further defined on the next page, tell the menacing and dramatic story of a Flavivirus’s life.

A special page, Methods of transmission, investigates the specific ‘reasons’ for why and how several species of Flaviviridae exist. As no virus is the same, each must be looked at individually to elucidate how they move from host to host.