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Catalogue of human-infective RNA virus species published

Wednesday 21 Feb 18


Mark Woolhouse
The University of Edinburgh
Epidemiological characteristics of human-infective RNA viruses published

Published on 20 February, a catalogue of 214 known human-infective RNA virus is now available.

The catalogue is based on extensive literature searches carried out over 18 years.

The viruses are linked to metadata. The database is open for use for comparative studies.

The dataset is published by Scientific Data and acknowledges the support from COMPARE.
18 MARCH 2018