rhinoviruses


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rhinoviruses

A group of PICORNAVIRUSES that are the major cause of the common cold. There are well over a hundred distinguishable types.
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7% and a specificity of 100% for detecting enteroviruses and rhinoviruses but is unable to distinguish between them (13).
Human enterovirus 68 (HEV68) is a unique enterovirus that shares epidemiologic and biologic features with human rhinoviruses.
There are a possible 200 different kinds of viruses that cause the common cold and 100 different types of rhinoviruses.
Since rhinoviruses, however, can be transmitted via aerosols (airborne droplets), avoiding close contact with those suffering from a cold is also important to stopping the spread of these viruses.
Rhinoviruses are responsible for about half of all colds.
Colds are caused by rhinoviruses - 'rhino' actually means nose.
Because rhinoviruses can survive up to three hours outside the nasal passages on inanimate objects and skin, cleaning environmental surfaces with a virus-killing disinfectant might help prevent spread of infection.
Rhinoviruses and enteroviruses are the most common cause of respiratory infections in developed countries, but remarkably few data are available on the role of these picornaviruses in respiratory tract infections in the developing world.
The researchers hypothesize that infection with certain viruses--such as rhinoviruses, which cause the common cold--may damage the hippocampus of the human brain, and that recurrent colds could inflict cumulative damage eventually contributing to memory loss.
A Most common colds are caused by any number of rhinoviruses that are invisible droplets in the air that we breathe or are on items we touch.