Rotavirus

Genus of the Reoviridae having a double-layered capsid and 11 double stranded RNA molecules in the genome. They have a wheel-like appearance in the electron microscope, and cause acute diarrhoeal disease in their mammalian and avian hosts.

rotavirus

[n] - the reovirus causing infant enteritis
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Rotavirus

Our Rotavirus Main Article provides a comprehensive look at the who, what, when and how of Rotavirus Rotavirus (RV): A leading cause of severe winter diarrhea in young children, RV each year causes an estimated 500,000 doctor visits and 50,000 hospital admissions in the United States. Almost everyone catches RV before entering school but, with rehy...
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Rotavirus

<virology> Genus of the Reoviridae having a double layered capsid and 11 double stranded RNA molecules in the genome. They have a wheel like appearance in the electron microscope and cause acute diarrhoeal disease in their mammalian and avian hosts. ... Probably the most important cause of severe dehydrating diarrhoea in children under three ...
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rotavirus

noun the reovirus causing infant enteritis
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Rotavirus

(ro´tә-vi″rәs) a genus of viruses of the family Reoviridae that have a wheellike appearance, are transmitted by the fecal-oral route, and cause acute gastroenteritis and diarrhea in infants and young children. There are 6 different antigenic groups.
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rotavirus

(ro´tә-vi″rәs) any member of
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Rotavirus

(from the article `gastroenteritis`) Viral gastroenteritis, or viral diarrhea, is perhaps the most common type of diarrhea in the world; rotaviruses, caliciviruses, Norwalk viruses, and ... ...segmented, double-stranded RNA. Characteristic features of structure, preferred hosts, and chemistry are the basis for dividing reoviruses into ....
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Rotavirus

The most common cause of severe diarrhea in infants and young children. Every year rotavirus claims the lives of approximately 50 children in the US alone. About 70,000 children are hospitalized each year from complications due to rotavirus. The virus affects the bowels and most children have been infected with rotavirus by their fifth year of life...
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rotavirus

Type: Term Pronunciation: rō′tă-vī′rŭs Definitions: 1. A group of RNA viruses (family Reoviridae) wheellike in appearance, which comprise a genus, Rota virus, which includes the human gastroenteritis viruses (a major cause of infant diarrhea throughout the world). Separated into groups A-F, rotaviruses can infect a n...
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Rotavirus

Rotavirus is the most common cause of severe diarrhea among infants and young children. It is a genus of double-stranded RNA virus in the family Reovir.....
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