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n. pl. en·ter·o·vi·rus·es
Any of a genus of picornaviruses, including polioviruses, coxsackieviruses, and echoviruses, that infect the gastrointestinal tract and often spread to other areas of the body, especially the nervous system.

en′ter·o·vi′ral adj.


n, pl -viruses
(Microbiology) any of a group of viruses that occur in and cause diseases of the gastrointestinal tract


(ˌɛn tə roʊˈvaɪ rəs)

n., pl. -rus•es.
any of several picornaviruses of the genus Enterovirus, including poliovirus, that infect the human gastrointestinal tract and cause diseases of the nervous system.
en`ter•o•vi′ral, adj.
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Noun1.enterovirus - any of a group of picornaviruses that infect the gastrointestinal tract and can spread to other areas (especially the nervous system)
picornavirus - a group of single-strand RNA viruses with a protein coat
poliovirus - the virus causing poliomyelitis
hepatitis A virus - the virus causing hepatitis A
Coxsackie virus, coxsackievirus - enterovirus causing a disease resembling poliomyelitis but without paralysis
echovirus - any of a group of viruses associated with various diseases including viral meningitis and mild respiratory disorders and diarrhea in newborn infants


n. enterovirus, grupo de virus que infecta el tubo digestivo y que puede ocasionar enfermedades respiratorias y trastornos neurológicos.
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Enterovirus infections are common worldwide and occur mostly among children; infections are usually asymptomatic or mild but can produce severe neurologic disease (1).
Enterovirus infections once were thought to be mild diseases that lasted 2-3 days.
The results of this study therefore further demonstrate that, without paired samples, many enterovirus infections would be missed.
Knip et al., "Islet cell antibody seroconversion in children is temporally associated with enterovirus infections," The Journal of Infectious Diseases, vol.
No specific treatment for enterovirus infections is available.
[ClickPress, Wed Dec 17 2014] Global Markets Direct's, 'Enterovirus Infections - Pipeline Review, H2 2014', provides an overview of the Enterovirus Infections's therapeutic pipeline.
While enterovirus infections historically hit their peak in September, it's not clear whether EV-D68 infection will follow a similar pattern.
Enterviruses are very common viruses, and US health officials estimate there are 10 million to 15 million enterovirus infections nationwide each year.
[USPRwire, Wed Jan 08 2014] Global Markets Direct's, 'Enterovirus Infections - Pipeline Review, H2 2013', provides an overview of the indication's therapeutic pipeline.
In 2010, a more severe outbreak occurred, which again increased the number of patients hospitalized due to enterovirus infections.