How do viruses get their name?

QuestionsCategory: Sports & HealthHow do viruses get their name?
Amna asked 2 months ago


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Ali answered 2 months ago

Viruses are given names based on their genetic structure to facilitate the development of diagnostic tests, vaccines and medicines. Virologists and the wider scientific community do this work. So viruses are named by the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV).


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