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ro·ta·vi·rus

 (rō′tə-vī′rəs)
n. pl. ro·ta·vi·rus·es
Any of a genus of wheel-shaped reoviruses, including one that causes gastroenteritis, especially in infants and newborn animals.

[New Latin Rotavīrus, genus name : Latin rota, wheel; see ret- in Indo-European roots + virus.]

rotavirus

(ˈrəʊtəˌvaɪrəs)
n
(Pathology) any member of a genus of viruses that cause worldwide endemic infections. They occur in birds and mammals, cause diarrhoea in children, and are usually transmitted in food prepared with unwashed hands

ro•ta•vi•rus

(ˈroʊ təˌvaɪ rəs)
n., pl. -rus•es.
a double-stranded RNA virus of the genus Rotavirus, family Reoviridae, that is a major cause of infant diarrhea.
[1974; < Latin rota wheel + virus]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rotavirus - the reovirus causing infant enteritis
reovirus - any of a group of non-arboviruses including the rotavirus causing infant enteritis
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Additionally, the government is planning to introduce vaccination programs against chicken pox, meningitis and rotaviral infection in the future.
A study on the possibility of zoonotic infection in rotaviral diarrhoea among calves and buffalo calves in and around Kolkata, India.
They surmise that agent-specific characteristics of transmission explain why an increase in incidence of rotaviral diarrhoeal disease coincides with a drop in temperature (seasonally) when children are confined indoors and person-to-person transmission is facilitated.
In addition, rehydration is the only effective treatment for rotaviral diarrhea.
Electrophoresis was used to identify rotaviral dsRNA segments and to visualize the bands of specific segment sizes for different viral genotypes.
contenia la secuencia genica que comprende los nucleotidos 1 a 750 del gen que codifica la proteina rotaviral VP4 de la cepa RRV; mientras que el constructo pGEX-4T-[VP5.
Adenoviral DNA was repeatedly detected in 26 water sources, and rotaviral RNA was detected in 1 source.
The occurrence of certain gastrointestinal infect- ions, such as rotaviral infection, also increases the risk of CD in infancy.
14) found that among young children in Sao Paulo, those with rotaviral and bacterial co-infections were more likely to have severe diarrhea than were children infected with either pathogen alone.
Prevalence of rotaviral diarrhea in hospitalized children.
The new palivizumab guidelines and the use of hepatitis A and 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine have been implemented, and we continued to see a decline in meningococcal and rotaviral infection.