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Scientific Name for Rabies

The rabies virus is the preferred scientific name for rabies. Rabies virus belongs to the order Mononegavirales, which are viruses with a non-segmented, negative-stranded RNA genome. Rabies virus can be further classified as belonging to the Rhabdoviridae family of viruses and the genus Lyssavirus. There are several variations of the rabies virus that can cause rabies.

Scientific Name for Rabies: A Summary

The preferred scientific name for rabies is the rabies virus. The rabies virus, which is an RNA virus, is part of the Rhabdoviridae family of viruses. It appears that there are several variations of the rabies virus that are able to cause rabies.
 

Rabies Virus Classification

Rabies virus belongs to the order Mononegavirales, which are viruses with a non-segmented, negative-stranded RNA genome. As stated above, the rabies virus is part of the Rhabdoviridae family of viruses, which includes at least three genera of animal viruses:
 
  • Lyssavirus
  • Ephemerovirus
  • Vesiculovirus.
     
The genus Lyssavirus includes:
 
  • Rabies virus
  • Australian bat virus
  • Mokola virus
  • Duvenhage virus
  • European bat virus 1 and 2
  • Lagos bat virus.
     
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