from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of a group of viruses that contain RNA and are similar to but larger and more variable in size than the related myxovirus. The paramyxoviruses include the Sendai virus, the parainfluenza viruses, and the viruses that cause measles and mumps.
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- n. Any member of the Paramyxoviridae family of negative-sense single-stranded RNA viruses responsible for a number of human and animal diseases.
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- n. a group of viruses including those causing mumps and measles
Yet the pandemic virus is identified as a paramyxovirus, agents that typically have longish incubation periods; e.g., 10 to 12 days for measles; 16 to 18 days for mumps, three to five days for respiratory syncytial virus.
The so-called paramyxovirus has been implicated in more than a dozen outbreaks in South Asia.
And when I say "satisfying," I mean I squealed with delight every time I heard a Microbiology 1650 buzzword: fomite, paramyxovirus, live attenuated vaccine, encephalitis, and pleiomorphic, just to name a few.
Chimpanzees at Mahale Mountains National Park (Tanzania) are suffering from a respiratory disease that is likely a variant of a human paramyxovirus.
And, likewise, we infected with parainfluenza-3 -- that's a paramyxovirus -- and you see a little barcode here.
These different blocks represent the different viruses in this paramyxovirus family, so you can kind of go down the blocks and see where the signal is, you know.
In Hong Kong they say the disease is caused by the paramyxovirus family, which also causes measles.
Gitlin L, Moran TM, Lopez CB (2008) MDA5 participates in the detection of paramyxovirus infection and is essential for the early activation of dendritic cells in response to Sendai Virus defective interfering particles.
Gerlach H, Burkhardt E, Kaleta EF (2003) Investigation of several selected adjuvants regarding their efficacy and side effects for the production of a vaccine for parakeets to prevent a disease caused by a paramyxovirus type 3.
Jung A, Grund C, Muller I, Rautenschlein S (2009) Avian paramyxovirus serotype 3 infection in Neopsephotus, Cyanoramphus, and Neophema species.
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