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A subgroup of myxoviruses that includes the viruses of mumps, measles, parainfluenza, respiratory syncytial (RS) disease, and Newcastle disease. Like influenza viruses, the paramyxoviruses are ribonucleic acid (RNA)-containing viruses and possess an ether-sensitive lipoprotein envelope. See Animal virus, Measles, Mumps

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A subgroup of myxoviruses, including the viruses of mumps, measles, parainfluenza, and Newcastle disease; all are ribonucleic acid-containing viruses and possess an ether-sensitive lipoprotein envelope.
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Raising hyperimmune serum against avian paramyxovirus (APMV-1) and pigeon paramyxovirus (PPMV-1) in rabbits and their cross reactivity.
Crystal structure of the multifunctional paramyxovirus hemagglutinin-neuraminidase.
The paramyxovirus causes measles and pneumonia in children, and the coronavirus is the major cause of common cold.
Members of the paramyxovirus family include the parainfluenza viruses (which cause respiratory infections), the mumps virus, and the Newcastle disease virus (which affects birds).
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), a paramyxovirus, is a common cause of community-acquired respiratory illness in infants and children.
Mumps is due to Paramyxovirus virus infection and can be spread through respiratory droplets and salivary fluid and through contact of objects contaminated with the patient's saliva.
Measles-locally known as tigdas or tipdas-is a very contagious illness caused by a virus in the paramyxovirus family [which also caused mumps, German measles and chicken pox].
Nipah virus (NiV) is a batborne paramyxovirus (1,2) that causes encephalitis in humans.
Newcastle disease is caused by Newcastle disease virus (NDV), also known as avian paramyxovirus type-1 (APMV-1) is highly infectious disease of birds and has a significant adverse impact in the poultry industry worldwide.