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Virus Nomenclature.  

Cheryl Iverson

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (11th edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2020
Published Online: 
Feb 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/jama/9780190246556.003.0014.022.2090
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UPDATE: Table 14.14-10. Viruses of Humans was updated to add a row entry for the newly identified severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The genus for SARS and MERS was updated to correctly list Betacoronavirus. These changes were made May 28, 2020 . Most medical articles describe concrete viral entities and, therefore, use the common (vernacular, informal) names of viruses (eg, cytomegalovirus, Hantaan virus, orthopoxviruses). To indicate taxonomic groups, formal virus names are used (eg, ...

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