ICTV Virus Taxonomy Profile: Paramyxoviridae

Bert Rima, Anne Balkema-Buschmann, William G. Dundon, Paul Duprex, Andrew Easton, Ron Fouchier, Gael Kurath, Robert Lamb, Benhur Lee, Paul Rota, Linfa Wang, Report Consortium Ictv Report Consortium

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The family Paramyxoviridae consists of large enveloped RNA viruses infecting mammals, birds, reptiles and fish. Many paramyxoviruses are host-specific and several, such as measles virus, mumps virus, Nipah virus, Hendra virus and several parainfluenza viruses, are pathogenic for humans. The transmission of paramyxoviruses is horizontal, mainly through airborne routes; no vectors are known. This is a summary of the current International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV) Report on the family Paramyxoviridae. which is available at ictv.global/report/paramyxoviridae.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1593-1594
Number of pages2
JournalThe Journal of general virology
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1 2019


  • ICTV Report
  • Paramyxoviridae
  • Taxonomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Virology


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