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Yada Yada alphavirus

  • IASbaba
  • January 20, 2020
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Yada Yada alphavirus

In news:

Scientists named a novel virus after Seinfeld catchphrase “yada yada,” because it isn’t that big a deal as far as humans are concerned.

From Prelims Point of View:

  • Yada Yada is an alphavirus, a group of viruses that the researchers described as “small, single-stranded positive-sense RNA viruses (that) include species important to human and animal health, such as Chikungunya virus and Eastern equine encephalitis virus
  • Alphavirus are transmitted primarily by mosquitoes and (are) pathogenic in their vertebrate hosts”. 
  • Yada Yada does not pose a threat to human beings.

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