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n. pl. par·vo·vi·rus·es
1. Any of a family of very small DNA viruses that cause various diseases in animals, including feline panleukopenia, canine parvovirus, and fifth disease in humans.
a. A highly contagious infectious disease of dogs, especially puppies, characterized by lethargy, fever, vomiting, and diarrhea. It is spread through feces from infected animals.
b. The parvovirus that is the causative agent of this disease. In both subsenses also called canine parvovirus, parvo.

[Latin parvus, small; see pau- in Indo-European roots + virus.]


(Pathology) any of a group of viruses characterized by their very small size, each of which is specific to a particular species, as for example canine parvovirus
[C20: New Latin from Latin parvus little + virus]


(ˈpɑr voʊˌvaɪ rəs)

n., pl. -rus•es.
1. a contagious, often fatal viral disease of dogs, characterized by vomiting, diarrhea, and a high fever.
2. any of several small, DNA-containing viruses of the family Parvoviridae, esp. the virus causing parvovirus disease in dogs and distemper in cats.
[1960–65; < Latin parv(us) small + -o- + virus]
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Noun1.parvovirus - any of a group of viruses containing DNA in an icosahedral protein shell and causing disease in dogs and cattle; not known to be associated with any human disease
animal virus - an animal pathogen that is a virus


n. parvovirus, grupo de virus patógenos que originan enfermedades en animales aunque no en personas.


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Human parvovirus B19, a minute ssDNA virus, was first associated with human disease in 1981, when it was linked to an aplastic crisis in a patient with sickle cell disease.
Acute splenic sequestration together with aplastic crisis caused by human parvovirus B19 in patients with sickle cell disease.
This study was conducted to provide information on the genetic diversity of human parvovirus B19 (B19V) circulating in the municipality of Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro, Southeast Brazil during 1996-2006, a period with two distinct outbreaks of B19V infection: 1999-2000 and 2004-2005.
Human bocavirus has recently been found in the cerebrospinal fluid of patients having encephalitis (8), and related human parvovirus 4 (9) and human parvovirus B19 (10) have been reported in human encephalitis.
Detection and Quantitation of Human Parvovirus B19 by Quantitative Real Time PCR
Objective: To investigate the association of human parvovirus B19 infection with the onset of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia and its effect on TEL-AML-1 fusion gene and the presence of mutant P53.
Immediate and long term outcome of human parvovirus B19 infection in pregnancy.
Labiner, Status epilepticus due to human parvovirus B19 encephalitis in an immunocompetent adult, Neurology.
Human parvovirus B19 is a single stranded DNA virus in the genus erythrovirus of the family Parvoviridae.
Human parvovirus B19 infection presenting as persistent anemia in renal transplant recipients.
Human parvovirus B19 (PVB19) Parvoviridae familyasina ait kucuk, cift sarmalli ve zarfsiz bir DNA virusudur.

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