Yada Yada alphavirus
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.