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n. pl. ro·ta·vi·rus·es
Any of a genus of wheel-shaped reoviruses, including one that causes gastroenteritis, especially in infants and newborn animals.

[New Latin Rotavīrus, genus name : Latin rota, wheel; see ret- in Indo-European roots + virus.]
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n., pl. grupo de viruses que es globalmente la mayor causa de gastroenteritis infantil, gastroenteritis, y diarrea en niños pequeños.
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Genetic diversity and classification of the outer capsid glycoprotein VP7 of porcine group B rotaviruses. Arch Virol.
To guard against the other three strains, the scientists let the monkey virus exchange a gene with each of the target human rotaviruses. This gene encodes a cell surface protein recognizable to the human immune system, which then makes antibodies to fight the virus.
We and others (3,4,6) have characterized the secretor and Lewis phenotypes related to infection by rotaviruses. The interaction between rotavirus particles and HBGAs might constitute the first step in the attachment to the cell before internalization of the virus particle, after binding with integrins (4,5).
He added: "This reveals that there is a common chink in the armour of these rotaviruses. This discovery is the first step in designing a broad-spectrum drug able to exploit this weakness to combat many types of human and animal rotaviruses."
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Rotaviruses are the major cause of paediatric diarrhoeal disease morbidity and mortality.
Rotaviruses occur widely among humans and many animal species throughout the world, and are important causes of gastroenteritis.
These measures also will assist in assessing vaccine program effectiveness and the potential emergence of novel or unusual rotaviruses.
A group of viruses called rotaviruses cause serious diarrhea in young children, but often are difficult to identify.
Most rotaviruses circulating in the United States belong to a limited number of strains, routinely characterized by serologic or genetic identification of the outer capsid protein antigens viral protein (VP) 7, which defines G types, and VP4, which defines P types (6,7).