Definition of poliovirus in English:

poliovirus

Line breaks: polio|virus
Pronunciation: /ˈpəʊlɪəʊˌvʌɪrəs
 
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noun

Medicine
  • Any of a group of enteroviruses including those that cause poliomyelitis.
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    • Viral meningitis may be caused by viruses such as coxsackie, herpes simplex, mumps, the varicella zoster virus of chickenpox and shingles, poliovirus, echoviruses (including enterovisuses).
    • In Mumbai city there is a project to search for wild polioviruses in sewage, conducted by the Enterovirus Research Centre of the Indian Council of Medical Research.
    • Making a countrywide list of all biomedical laboratories and inventorying those having specific pathogen (in this case wild polioviruses or potentially infected material) is a task never before attempted in the country.

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