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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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Thus far this year, 20 cases of enterovirus infection with severe complications, including 1 death, respectively caused by enterovirus D68 (8 cases), CA 6 (3 cases), CB3 (2 cases), CA9 (2cases), echovirus 5 (2 cases), enterovirus 71 (2 cases), and CA 2 (1 case) have been confirmed, Taiwan CDC said.
Clinico-radiological spectrum in enterovirus 71 infection involving the central nervous system in children.
Human enterovirus 71 (EV71) belongs to the Enterovirus genus of the family Picornaviridae and causes sporadic outbreaks of HFMD.
Outbreak of poliomyelitis-like paralysis associated with enterovirus 71.
Adenovirus spp, Enterovirus 70 and Enterovirus 71, Coxsackie A24 and Coxsackie A16 were detected by realtime PCR.
Additionally, the researchers aimed to design a very flexible macromolecule and surveyed a variety of representative viruses from various categories, including Ebola, dengue, Marburg, influenza, Chikungunya, Enterovirus 71 and herpes simplex.
1-3) Enterovirus 71 is also a common cause of HFMD in Asian countries, and in rare cases has been linked to more severe neurologic manifestations.
Biopharmaceutical company Sinovac Biotech (NasdaqGS:SVA) revealed on Monday that it has received a new drug certificate and production licence for its Enterovirus 71 (EV71) vaccine from the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA).
HFMD is a common infectious disease caused by a group of enteroviruses, including Coxsackievirus A16 (CA16) and Enterovirus 71 (EV71).
DISCUSSION: Hand-Foot-Mouth disease is an acute highly contagious disease caused by several enteroviruses, such as coxsackie virus A6, A10, A16 and enterovirus 71.
CSF testing for enteroviruses, including enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), enterovirus 71, and poliovirus, by reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) was negative in all patients.