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What is the Yada Yada virus?

Published: 27th Jan, 2020

Team of researchers extracted RNA from a large number of mosquitoes in Australia’s Victoria state; they found a new alphavirus, which belonged to a group that includes other alphaviruses such as chikungunya virus and the astern equine encephalitis.

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  • Team of researchers extracted RNA from a large number of mosquitoes in Australia’s Victoria state; they found a new alphavirus, which belonged to a group that includes other alphaviruses such as chikungunya virus and the astern equine encephalitis.
  • The virus poses no threat to human beings, because it is a part of a group of viruses that only infect mosquitoes.
  • Other viruses in the same group include the Tai forest alphavirus and the Agua Salud alphavirus.
  • It implies a reference to something that is synonymous with “etcetera, etcetera” or “blah blah”.
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