paramyxovirus

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par·a·myx·o·vi·rus

 (păr′ə-mĭk′sə-vī′rəs)
n. pl. par·a·myx·o·vi·rus·es
Any of a family of single-stranded RNA viruses including the respiratory syncytial virus, parainfluenza viruses, and viruses that cause measles and mumps.

paramyxovirus

(ˌpærəˈmɪksəʊˌvaɪərəs)
n
(Pathology) any single-strand RNA virus of the Paramyxoviridae family usually causing acute respiratory disease

par•a•myx•o•vi•rus

(ˌpær əˈmɪk səˌvaɪ rəs, -ˌmɪk səˈvaɪ-)

n., pl. -rus•es.
any of various RNA-containing viruses of the family Paramyxoviridae, distinguished by a helical nucleocapsid surrounded by an envelope: includes viruses causing measles and mumps.
Also called myxovirus.
[1960–65]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.paramyxovirus - a group of viruses including those causing mumps and measles
myxovirus - any of a group of RNA viruses including those that cause influenza and mumps
respiratory syncytial virus - a paramyxovirus that forms syncytia in tissue culture and that is responsible for severe respiratory diseases such as bronchiolitis and bronchial pneumonia (especially in children)
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Past studies have indicated that other paramyxoviruses can survive on surfaces for up to 10 hours and be a source of infection for patients, healthcare workers, and hospital visitors (26,31-33).
Ten serogroups of avian paramyxoviruses have been recognized: [APMV-1 toAPMV-10] and APMV-1 remains the most important pathogen for poultry while others are known to cause disease in poultry and other types of birds (Alexander, 2003).
The NDVs, a prototype of Avian Paramyxoviruses (APMV-1), have been reported previously both in chicken and feral birds (natural reservoirs) in Pakistan; however, their molecular characterization is largely inadequate and requires continuous evaluation.
PREVALENCE OF PARAMYXOVIRUSES IN BATS IN SIX AREAS OF MADRE DE DIOS AND PUNO, PERU WITH TWO LEVELS OF ANTHROPOGENIC DISTURBANCE
Influenza A viruses (I A Vs) and avian paramyxoviruses (APMVs) are important pathogens of poultry worldwide, and both commonly occur in wild waterfowl, especially ducks in the family Anatidae.
The product is an RNA dependent-RNA polymerase inhibitor that has indicated broad-spectrum activity in vitro against more than 20 RNA viruses in nine different families, such as filoviruses, togaviruses, bunyaviruses, arenaviruses, paramyxoviruses, coronaviruses and flaviviruses.
Ebola virus has a single-stranded nonsegmented RNA, sharing certain similarities with rhabdoviruses as well as paramyxoviruses regarding genome organization and replication mechanisms.
However, bats also are reservoirs for a number of high-consequence zoonoses, including paramyxoviruses, filoviruses, and lyssaviruses (1).
Alexander, "Newcastle disease and other avian paramyxoviruses," Revue Scientifique et Technique, vol.
Viral diseases that affect the breathing system include influenza that can be caught from a human and paramyxoviruses that are a group of viruses that are very contagious and cause very serious diseases.
A fairly common viral illness, caused by the mumps virus, which belongs to a family of viruses known as paramyxoviruses.