From UPSC perspective, the following things are important :
Prelims level : Yada Yada
Mains level : NA
A new virus detected in Australian mosquitoes has been provisionally named the Yada Yada virus (YYV).
- It is an alphavirus, a group of viruses that the researchers described as small, single-stranded positive-sense RNA viruses.
- It includes species important to human and animal health, such as Chikungunya virus and Eastern equine encephalitis virus.
- They are transmitted primarily by mosquitoes and (are) pathogenic in their vertebrate hosts.
- Unlike some other alphaviruses, Yada Yada does not pose a threat to human beings.