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coronavirus

 [ko-ro´nah-vi″rus]
any of a group of morphologically similar, ether-sensitive viruses, probably RNA, causing infectious bronchitis in birds, hepatitis in mice, gastroenteritis in swine, and respiratory infections in humans.

Co·ro·na·vi·rus

(kō-rō'nă-vī'rŭs),
A genus in the family Coronaviridae that is associated with upper respiratory tract infections and possibly gastroenteritis in humans.

co·ro·na·vi·rus

(kō-rō'nă-vī'rŭs),
Any virus of the family Coronaviridae.

coronavirus

/co·ro·na·vi·rus/ (kŏ-ro´nah-vi″rus) any virus belonging to the family Coronaviridae.

Coronavirus

/Co·ro·na·vi·rus/ (ko-ro´nah-vi″rus) coronaviruses; a genus of viruses of the family Coronaviridae that cause respiratory disease and possibly gastroenteritis in humans and hepatitis, gastroenteritis, encephalitis, and respiratory disease in other animals.

coronavirus

(kə-rō′nə-vī′rəs)
n.
Any of a family of single-stranded RNA viruses that infect mammals and birds, causing respiratory infections such as the common cold and SARS in humans, and that have spikes of glycoproteins projecting from the viral envelope.

coronavirus

[kôr′ənəvī′rəs]
Etymology: L, corona + virus, poison
a member of Coronaviridae, a family of viruses that includes several types capable of causing acute respiratory illnesses, including SARS. These viruses infect a wide variety of mammals (including humans) and birds. Along with rhinoviruses, coronaviruses are considered the primary causes of the common cold. Reinfection with the same genotype can occur. Other diseases caused by coronaviruses include hepatitis, neurological disease, infectious peritonitis, nephritis, and pancreatitis.

coronavirus

Virology The single genus of the family Coronaviridae, which have a corona or halo-like appearance by EM; coronaviruses cause RTIs , common cold, and severe acute respiratory syndrome. See SARS.

Co·ro·na·vi·rus

(kō-rō'nă-vī'rŭs)
A genus in the family Coronaviridae that is associated with upper respiratory tract infections and possibly gastroenteritis in humans.

coronavirus

One of the many types of virus that can cause the common cold. The virus has attracted much recent attention since it was discovered that a new strain of coronavirus was the cause of SARS.

Coronavirus

One of a family of RNA-containing viruses known to cause severe respiratory illnesses. In March 2003, a previously unknown coronavirus was identified as the causative agent of severe acute respiratory syndrome, or SARS.
Mentioned in: Common Cold, Pneumonia

coronavirus

a virus in the family Coronaviridae.

canine coronavirus
a cause of acute enteritis in dogs.
feline enteric coronavirus
a cause of mild enteritis in kittens. It is closely related to feline infectious peritonitis virus.
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The national scientific committee for infectious diseases (NSCID), whose members are drawn from all government health sectors, affirmed that the corona virus is a virus that infects the respiratory system and can be transmitted from one person to another in rare and limited cases.
The minister asserted that there are no cases of Corona virus in the Kingdom of Bahrain, adding that 1245 samples from all age groups and public and private hospitals were tested, and all were negative.
The Corona virus is essentially can cause flu-like symptoms, with high temperature and breathing difficulties.
He said this while presiding over a meeting of medical experts regarding eradication of corona virus in Punjab at the committee room of Director General Health on Saturday.
Although the corona virus that causes Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome still exists in animals it no longer possesses the ability to cause an epidemic in humans.
The SARS corona virus can be detected by converting SARS' RNA into DNA by reverse transcript and then amplifying the DNA by using the company's isothermal gene-amplification method, it said.
Only a few short weeks later in mid April, after an international collaboration of 13 laboratories in 10 countries, the cause of SARS was identified as a new member of the corona virus family never before seen in humans.
It is a serious virus with a high mortality rate for a Corona Virus.
Since mid-March the HPA's Central Public Health Laboratory has been carrying out tests on suspected and probable cases looking for the Sars corona virus.
They discovered a new type of corona virus - from a large family of viruses which causes respiratory infections and the second most likely cause of the common cold - when examining Sars.
Hong Kong University's Professor Malik Peiris said yesterday 90 per cent of victims studied had a new form of the corona virus, which causes colds.
Scientists believe it could be a corona virus - similar to those that cause the common cold.