Explained: Why a virus detected in Australian mosquitoes has been named Yada Yada

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News:Recently,a virus detected in Australian mosquitoes has been provisionally named the Yada Yada virus(YYV).

Facts:

About Yada Yada Virus:

  • Yada Yada Virus belongs to the group alphavirus.The virus has been detected in Australian mosquitoes.
  • The virus poses no threat to human beings because it is a part of a group of viruses that only infect mosquitoes.
  • The other viruses which are part of the group alphaviruses includes Tai forest alphavirus and the Agua Salud alphavirus.