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respiratory syncytial virus

(sĭnsĭsh`əl): see cold, commoncold, common,
acute viral infection of the mucous membranes of the nose and throat, often involving the sinuses. The typical sore throat, sneezing, and fatigue may be accompanied by body aches, headache, low fever, and chills.
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respiratory syncytial virus

[′res·prə‚tȯr·ē sin′sish·əl ′vī·rəs]
(virology)
An enveloped, single-stranded RNA animal virus belonging to the Paramyxoviridae genus Pneumovirus ; associated with a large proportion of respiratory illnesses in very young children, particularly bronchiolitis and pneumonia.
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Natural history of human respiratory syncytial virus inferred from phylogenetic analysis of the attachment (G) glycoprotein with a 60-nucleotide duplication.
Genetic variability of human respiratory syncytial virus A strains circulating in Ontario: a novel genotype with a 72 nucleotide G gene duplication.
Complete genome sequences of two human respiratory syncytial virus genotype A strains from India, RSV-A/NIV1114046/11 and RSV-A/NIV1114073/11.
Circulation patterns of group A and B human respiratory syncytial virus genotypes in 5 communities in North America.
Human respiratory syncytial virus and other viral infections in infants receiving palivizumab.
Pathogenesis of pneumovirus infections in mice: detection of pneumonia virus of mice and human respiratory syncytial virus mRNA in lungs of infected mice by in situ hybridization.
Two distinct subtypes of human respiratory syncytial virus.
Antigenic variation between human respiratory syncytial virus isolates.
The human respiratory syncytial virus (HRSV) belongs to a separate genus within the same family (3).
Signs and symptoms by type of viral infection % Influenza % Single Signs and % HMPV (a), % HRSV, A, virus, symptoms n=12 n=118 n=49 n=141 Fever 67 57 78 60 Cough 100 99 96 98 Rhinorrhea 92 91 84 87 Retractions 92 95 82 89 Wheezing 83 65 57 59 Lacrymation 25 31 31 33 Diarrhea 8 17 27 17 Vomiting 25 8 10 7 Other 0 26 18 23 % Multiple % No virus Signs and viruses, detected, % Total, symptoms n=23 n=44 n=208 Fever 74 57 61 Cough 100 90 97 Rhinorrhea 96 96 90 Retractions 96 89 89 Wheezing 83 71 64 Lacrymation 26 25 30 Diarrhea 22 23 19 Vomiting 17 2 7 Other 17 21 22 (a) HMPV, human metapneumovirus; HRSV, human respiratory syncytial virus.

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