animal virus


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Noun1.animal virus - an animal pathogen that is a virus
virus - (virology) ultramicroscopic infectious agent that replicates itself only within cells of living hosts; many are pathogenic; a piece of nucleic acid (DNA or RNA) wrapped in a thin coat of protein
adenovirus - any of a group of viruses including those that in humans cause upper respiratory infections or infectious pinkeye
arenavirus - animal viruses belonging to the family Arenaviridae
bunyavirus - an animal virus belonging to the family Bunyaviridae; can be used as a bioweapon
filovirus - animal viruses belonging to the family Filoviridae
alphavirus - an arbovirus of the family Togaviridae that can cause a variety of encephalitis in horses
flavivirus - animal viruses belonging to the family Flaviviridae
vesiculovirus - an animal virus that causes vesicular stomatitis
poxvirus - any of a group of viruses that can cause pox diseases in vertebrates
hepadnavirus - a group of animal DNA viruses including viruses of ducks and woodchucks and squirrels and others as well as the virus causing hepatitis B in humans
retrovirus - any of a group of viruses that contain two single-strand linear RNA molecules per virion and reverse transcriptase (RNA to DNA); the virus transcribes its RNA into a cDNA provirus that is then incorporated into the host cell
myxovirus - any of a group of RNA viruses including those that cause influenza and mumps
picornavirus - a group of single-strand RNA viruses with a protein coat
herpes virus, herpes - any of the animal viruses that cause painful blisters on the skin
papovavirus - any of a group of animal viruses associated with or causing papillomas or polyomas
rhabdovirus - any of a group of arboviruses including those causing rabies
lyssavirus - a neurotropic non-arbovirus of the family Rhabdoviridae that causes rabies
reovirus - any of a group of non-arboviruses including the rotavirus causing infant enteritis
parvo, parvovirus - any of a group of viruses containing DNA in an icosahedral protein shell and causing disease in dogs and cattle; not known to be associated with any human disease
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In a statement by the University of Geneva Hospital, the vaccine used was developed from an animal virus known as the vesicular stomach virus or VSV.
Congo virus is basically an animal virus that accidentally infects human beings too.
A deadly animal virus is on the loose, treading through Russia and knocking on the doors of Eastern Europe and Asia.
So far, it is still an animal virus, not a human virus," the Shanghai Daily quoted Jiang Qingwu, head of the school of public health at Fudan University, as saying.
Influenza research over the last 3 decades has identified several factors to help assess whether a particular animal virus might have a pandemic potential (16).
In the latest cell testing, the compound successfully knocked out three types of influenza as well as a smallpox-related virus and an animal virus.
Professor James Neil, who led the joint University of Glasgow-MRC virology unit bid, said: "An important feature of the new centre will be the integration of human and animal virus research.
Retailers and consumers have little to fear from Britain's first-ever cases of the Bluetongue animal virus, meat industry leaders insisted this week.
The need for animal virus testing, however, is not necessarily precluded for these products.
It is rare for an animal virus to cross the species barrier and infect humans, but when it does it can spark panic and fear around the world.
While it is rare for an animal virus to cross the species barrier and infect humans, when it does it can and understandably does, spark panic and fear around the world.
Could a wayward gene mingle with an animal virus to create a disease that's lethal to humans?