United States Adopted Names

Virus/Viral-based Therapy Naming Scheme

Nomenclature scheme for virus/viral-based therapies:

Prefix: random to contribute to euphonious and distinctive name.

Infixes 1:     Virus type

-adeno-     adenovirus

-cana-     canarypox virus

-foli-     fowlpox virus

-erpa-     herpes virus

-lenti-     lentivirus

-morbilli-     Paramyxoviridae morbillivirus

-parvo-     adeno-associated virus (Parvoviridae dependovirus)

-retro-     other retrovirus

-vaci-     vaccinia virus

Infix 2:  

-tu-     tumoricidal

Suffix:     -rev  (therapeutic virus)