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RNA virus

n.
Any of a group of viruses whose genome is composed of RNA, including the retroviruses and picornaviruses.
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RNA virus


n.
any virus containing RNA; retrovirus.
[1960–65]
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"RNA viruses are always mutating -- and because Ebola is an RNA virus it's vitally important to make sure existing treatments work against the virus that's making people sick now."
Many major disease targets are trimerization-dependent such as the tumor necrosis factor superfamily (involved in extrinsic apoptosis, immune co-stimulation and inflammation) as well as enveloped RNA virus antigens responsible for entry into host cells.
5 months.The situation could be worsened after a new spell of rain in many parts of Balochistan, which increases the outbreak of the mosquito-borne single positive-stranded RNA virus.
Molecular diagnostic company Mesa Biotech Inc reported on Tuesday the receipt of the CE Mark in the European Union (EU) for its Accula RSV Test for the Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), an RNA virus attributable to outbreaks of respiratory tract infections.
"Nipah virus is an RNA virus that is part of the Paramyxovidae family that was first identified as a zoonotic pathogen after an outbreak involving severe respiratory illness in pigs and encephalitic disease in humans in Malaysia and Singapore in 1998 and 1999," according to the WHO's website.
TLR3 has an important impact on the pathogenesis and outcome of several RNA virus infections.
The early die-offs were attributed to parasitism and emaciation, but beginning in 2006, a suite of distinct lesions was observed concomitant with the isolation of a previously unknown RNA virus. This novel pathogen was identified as an orthomyxovirus in the genus Quaranjavirus and was named Wellfleet Bay virus (WFBV).
Zika is a flavivirus--an RNA virus family that also includes famous members such as dengue, yellow fever, and West Nile.
The virus causing CCHF is a RNA virus which belongs to the genus Nairovirus (this name comes from the Nairobi sheep), in the family Bunyaviridae.
Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is caused by an RNA virus of Bunyavirade family.
The researchers used one DNA virus and an RNA virus for the study.