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Human diseases causing RNA viruses include Orthomyxoviruses, Hepatitis C Virus (HCV), Ebola disease, SARS, influenza, polio measles and retrovirus including adult Human T-cell lymphotropic virus type 1 (HTLV-1) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
There are numerous RNA oncogenic viruses that have been linked to various cancer types. These various oncogenic viruses include:
1. Hepatitis viruses includes hepatitis B and hepatitis C have been linked to hepatocellular carcinoma.
2. Human papillomaviruses (HPV) have been linked to cancer of the cervix, anus, penis, vagina/vulva, and some cancers of the head and neck.
3. Kaposi’s sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (HHV-8) has been linked to Kaposi’s sarcoma and primary effusion lymphoma.
4. Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) has been linked to Burkitt’s lymphoma, Hodgkin’s lymphoma, post-transplantation lymphoproliferative disease, and nasopharyngeal carcinoma.
HTLV-1 and Hepatitis C virus