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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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A total of 248 cases of enterovirus 71 (EV71) have been confirmed in Taiwan this year, after two children with serious infections were recently added to the list, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Tuesday.
Sinovac has filed a new drug application with the China Food & Drug Administration for its proprietary enterovirus 71 vaccine, having been proven effective in preventing hand, foot and mouth disease in infants and children during its Phase III trial.
Summary of sales and gross profit (In $000 except percentage data) 2018 2H % of 2017 2H % of Sales Sales Hepatitis A--Healive 26,567 24.8% 14,542 13.5% Hepatitis A&B--Bilive 662 0.6% 5,502 5.2% Hepatitis vaccines subtotal 27,229 25.4% 20,044 18.7% Influenza vaccine (35) 0.0% 13,550 12.6% Enterovirus 71 vaccine 78,424 73.2% 72,533 67.5% Mumps vaccine 1,542 1.4% 1,311 1.2% Total sales 107,160 100.0% 107,438 100.0% Cost of sales 11,386 10.6% 12,505 11.6% Gross profit 95,774 89.4% 94,933 88.4% Sales for the second half of 2018 were $107.2 million, which remains the same compared to $107.4 million in the prior year period.
As part of the agreement, Emergex will use its technological expertise to help develop a cross reactive vaccine against the most common enteroviruses known to cause HFMD, including coxsackieviruses and enterovirus 71 which will be tested in murine models at IMCB.
Molecular comparison and evolutionary analyses of VP1 nucleotide sequences of new African human enterovirus 71 isolates reveal a wide genetic diversity.
Classic HFMD, with typical oral enanthem, followed by maculopapular exanthema with vesicles on the palms and soles, is most commonly caused by enterovirus 71 (EV71) and coxsackievirus A16 (CVA16) (4).
"The viruses that usually cause hand-foot-and-mouth are called coxsackievirus a16 and enterovirus 71," said Dr Rain explaining the nature of the disease.
Clinical features, diagnosis, and management of enterovirus 71. Lancet Neurol 2010; 9:1097-105.
Tests confirmed that the child died from a lung infection as a result of complications from Enterovirus 71 (EV71), which causes HFMD.
Hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) is an emerging illness, which most frequently caused by coxsackievirus A16 (CA16) and enterovirus 71 (EV-71) infecting infants and children [1].
Human enterovirus 71 (EV71) belongs to the Enterovirus genus of the family Picornaviridae and causes sporadic outbreaks of HFMD.