rhinovirus

noun
rhi·​no·​vi·​rus | \ ˌrī-nō-ˈvī-rəs How to pronounce rhinovirus (audio) \

Definition of rhinovirus

: any of a genus (Rhinovirus) of picornaviruses including two (species Human rhinovirus A and Human rhinovirus B) having numerous serotypes causing respiratory infections (such as the common cold) in humans

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The reports involve different regions of the state and different diseases, including pertussis (whooping cough), influenza, haemophilus influenzae infection, Legionnaire’s disease and pneumonia caused by rhinovirus or human metapneumovirus. USA TODAY, "Titanic auction, Legos, mighty Mississippi: News from around our 50 states," 22 July 2019 Of the samples taken at the desks and glass dividers at the airport’s passport control checkpoint, one in three contained the rhinovirus. Martine Powers, The Seattle Times, "Those airport security bins carry more germs than the toilets, scientists say," 4 Sep. 2018 Of the respiratory specimens collected, 44% tested positive for an enterovirus or rhinovirus. Michael Nedelman, CNN, "11 cases of polio-like illness AFM confirmed in eight states in 2019, CDC says," 9 July 2019 On the buttons of the Helsinki Airport pharmacy’s payment terminal, 50 percent of samples tested positive for the rhinovirus or the human coronavirus. Martine Powers, The Seattle Times, "Those airport security bins carry more germs than the toilets, scientists say," 4 Sep. 2018 Beyond that, you can get vaccinated against the flu then pick up something like rhinovirus, which causes the common cold, and which can prompt some similar symptoms to the flu, the CDC says. Korin Miller, SELF, "No, Flu Shot Side Effects Don’t Mean That the Vaccine Gave You the Flu," 20 Nov. 2018 In the past, rhinovirus and enterovirus have been culprits. Julia Belluz, Vox, "The outbreak of acute flaccid myelitis, the polio-like illness affecting kids: what we know," 30 Oct. 2018 Four of the eight samples contained the rhinovirus or adenovirus, which both cause cold-like symptoms. Martine Powers, The Seattle Times, "Those airport security bins carry more germs than the toilets, scientists say," 4 Sep. 2018 And research in mouse cells suggests that rhinovirus, the common cold virus, replicates faster at cold temperatures, Dr. Auewarakul added. Karen Weintraub, New York Times, "Can Being Cold Make You Sick?," 23 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of rhinovirus

1961, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rhinovirus

New Latin

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rhinovirus

noun
rhi·​no·​vi·​rus | \ ˌrī-nō-ˈvī-rəs How to pronounce rhinovirus (audio) \

Medical Definition of rhinovirus

: any of a genus (Rhinovirus) of single-stranded RNA viruses of the family Picornaviridae including two species (Human rhinovirus A and Human rhinovirus B) having numerous serotypes that cause respiratory infections (as the common cold) in humans

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