Taxonomic changes and additions for human and animal viruses, 2012 to 2015

Michael J. Loeffelholz, Bradley W. Fenwick

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Taxonomical classification of newly discovered viruses and reclassification of previously discovered viruses provide an important foundation for detailing biological differences of scientific and clinical interest. The development of molecular analytical methods has enabled finer levels and more precise levels of classification. Periodically, there is need to refresh the literature and common understanding of current taxonomic classification, which we attempt to do here in addressing changes in human and animal viruses of medical significance between 2012 and 2015.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)48-52
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Classification
  • Taxonomy
  • Virology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)


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