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rhi·no·vi·rus

 (rī′nō-vī′rəs)
n. pl. rhi·no·vi·rus·es
Any of several strains of enterovirus that cause respiratory tract infections, including the common cold.

rhinovirus

(ˈraɪnəʊˌvaɪrəs)
n
any of various viruses that occur in the human respiratory tract and cause diseases, such as the common cold

rhi•no•vi•rus

(ˌraɪ noʊˈvaɪ rəs, ˈraɪ noʊˌvaɪ-)

n., pl. -rus•es.
any of a varied and widespread group of picornaviruses responsible for many respiratory diseases, including the common cold.
[1960–65]
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Noun1.rhinovirus - any of a group of picornaviruses that are responsible for many upper respiratory infections
picornavirus - a group of single-strand RNA viruses with a protein coat
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Rhinoviruses are the causative pathogens in more than half of viral respiratory infections and they are associated with acute exacerbations of respiratory disease.
Creating one vaccine that protects against the hundred or so strains of rhinoviruses that can cause colds is not easy.
The CDC says (http://www.cdc.gov/features/rhinoviruses/index.html) rhinoviruses are the most common causes of colds but there are still over 200 viruses that can lead to colds.
Background: Human rhinoviruses (HRVs) are divided into three genetic species: HRV-A, HRV-B, and HRV-C.
Although the mortality rate is very low, rhinoviruses do contribute to about 0.5% of hospitalizations in young children, most of whom are asthmatics.
"It seems reasonable to hypothesize that EV-D68 is a more virulent pulmonary pathogen to those with preexisting atopic disease than other rhinoviruses and enteroviruses," Dr.
Detection of human rhinoviruses in the lower respiratory tract of lung transplant recipients.
Of the 19 patients whose upper respiratory tract samples were obtained <14 days from respiratory illness onset, 10 (53%) were positive: seven (37%) for EV-D68 and three (16%) for rhinoviruses. Laboratory testing for other pathogens is ongoing.
In addition, these people who suffered cold symptoms for more than 36 hours also had their sinuses inoculated with different strains of rhinoviruses to make sure they were fully infected.