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Table of human viruses update August 2022
The Table of human viruses has been updated. It includes 127 viruses known to infect humans and their linkage to GenBank and UniProt entries. All sequences are now linked to the Genbank assembly database for a better access.

MONKEYPOX virus resource, and update on SARS-CoV-2 variants;May 2022
-Addition of Poxvirus resource to help understanding Monkeypox biology.
-Update of SARS-CoV-2 variants with BA.2.12.1, BA.4 and BA.5 variants.
Update on SARS-CoV-2 / COVID-19 December 2021
-Vaccines genetic composition described in COVID vaccines
-Antiviral drugs updated, with molnupiravir, fluvoxamine and Pfizer PF-07321332.
-Omicron variant added to variant page

Update on SARS-CoV-2 / COVID-19 July 2021
The variant page describes all variants designated as "Variant of Concern" (VOC) or "Variant of Interest" (VOI) from WHO.
Variant sequences can be parsed from UniProt P0DTC2 at COVID-19 pre-release portal.

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Publication: ViralZone: a knowledge resource to understand virus diversity. Hulo C, de Castro E, Masson P, Bougueleret L, Bairoch A, Xenarios I, Le Mercier P. Nucleic Acids Res. 2011 Jan;39(Database issue):D576-82.

ViralZone current statistics
November 2022
702 Virus description pages:
  • 128 Families
  • 567 Genera
  • 7 individual Species

216 Viral molecular biology pages

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(UniProt release 2022_04)

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