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Is it true that rhinovirus is a retrovirus?

Is it true that rhinovirus is a retrovirus?

No: It is a picornavirus. There are some similarities (it's genome is made of rna) but it is not a retrovirus (like hiv). It is a cause of the common cold, and it typically not life threatening. ...Read more

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How does the rhinovirus spread?

How does the rhinovirus spread?

Droplets or contact: It can spread through direct contact, or droplets spread via cough/sneezing etc. Cover your cough/sneeze and use hand sanitizer to reduce transmission. ...Read more

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How does the rhinovirus attack?

How does the rhinovirus attack?

They bind receptors: On cells that line the nose, mouth and then invade the cells, replicate in them and them burst them to release more viruses. These new viruses repeat this cycle till the immune system clears them from the body. ...Read more

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What is the initial number of rhinovirus particles in the body before the infection starts?

What is the initial number of rhinovirus particles in the body before the infection starts?

That is: An impossible question to answer because there is no way to quantify the minimum viral particles necessary for infection. In any case, since host factors are critical in determining the vulnerability to infection, the answer would vary. ...Read more

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How does rhinovirus affect your body?

How does rhinovirus affect your body?

Common cold: Rhinovirus attacks the cells in the upper respiratory system and causes the common cold. It is typically not severe or life threatening. ...Read more

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How does rhinovirus effect our cells?

How does rhinovirus effect our cells?

Common cold: Typically rhinovirus is responsible for several of the common colds that afflict us. It enters a host cell and then replicates or reproduces and infects other cells until one becomes symptomatic. The duration can last 3 to 4 days until the body's defensive cells put the virus back under control. ...Read more

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Can you perform a home rhinovirus test? Is there such a test?

Can you perform a home rhinovirus test? Is there such a test?

No: No, there isn't. Even if there were, it wouldn't be of much use. It would tell you what you already know: that you have a cold. And since rhinovirus isn't the only virus that causes common colds, a negative test wouldn't help you either. ...Read more

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Can rhinovirus be deadly?

Can rhinovirus be deadly?

If immunosupressed: Rhinovirus ("rhino-" = nose) strains are the most common cause of the common cold, but in people who are severely immunocompromised (notably bone marrow transplant recipients in the critical days), it has caused fatal pneumnias. ...Read more

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What can I take to prevent rhinovirus?

What can I take to prevent rhinovirus?

Boost immunity: Although you cannot take anything to prevent rhinovirus, you can boost your immunity through good sleep, regular exercise and a healthy diet as well as multivitamins to prevent a rhinovirus from taking hold and causing a lot of symptoms. ...Read more

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If colds are caused by rhinovirus mainly, why doesn't our inmune system have defenses against it? (like measles).Does this virus change everyear? .

If colds are caused by rhinovirus mainly, why doesn't our inmune system have defenses against it? (like measles).Does this virus change everyear? .

Many viruses: The "common cold" is caused by many viruses, though, as you point out, rhinovirus is the most common accounting for 30–80% of colds in a given season. Others include a type of picornavirus with 99 known serotypes, coronavirus, influenza viruses, adenoviruses, human parainfluenza viruses, human respiratory syncytial virus, enteroviruses and more. ...Read more

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How can you prevent rhinovirus infection (common cold)?

How can you prevent rhinovirus infection (common cold)?

Cold: Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Avoid touching mouth, nose or eyes with unclean hands. Cough into crock of elbow. Stay away from people who are ill. ...Read more

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Does the common cold (rhinovirus) cause green/yellow mucus?

Does the common cold (rhinovirus) cause green/yellow mucus?

It could but: If you have had symptoms for more than 7 days you may consider getting checked out to make sure you don't have a bacterial sinus infection. ...Read more

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Need help docs! My 23month old been diagnosed with rhinovirus one of her symtom is a really bad cough is this common?

Need help docs! My 23month old been diagnosed with rhinovirus one of her symtom is a really bad cough is this common?

Rhinovirus=a cold: Rhinovirus is the most common virus causing the common cold. It's certainly associated with cough. Unless you can't breathe well or cough up blood (in which case see a doctor asap), it likely will improve in the next week or so, with some annoying lingering cough for up to a month thereafter. ...Read more

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Is it common to get Acute Myocarditis after a common cold? Specifically, more than likely a Rhinovirus. If so, is mortality high?

Is it common to get Acute Myocarditis after a common cold? Specifically, more than likely a Rhinovirus. If so, is mortality high?

No: Myocarditis is a rare disease, but not extremely rare. It does happen to people, but it is hard to find any exact numbers about it. Maybe one's chances of getting it are 1 in 5000 or 1 in 10000 people... these are just rough estimates. Likewise, it's not known how many cases are happening after Rhinovirus infections. ...Read more

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Can rhinovirus cause food poisoning or any other stomach problems?

Can rhinovirus cause food poisoning or any other stomach problems?

Not usually: Rhinovirus affects the nose. Excessive nasal secretions when swallowed may irritate stomach. It won't cause food poisoning. ...Read more

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13mnth has immunodeficiency unspecified&abnormal liver function unspecified last wk was sick w/ rhinovirus&adenovirus is now sick again w/fever&cough?

13mnth has immunodeficiency unspecified&abnormal liver function unspecified last wk was sick w/ rhinovirus&adenovirus is now sick again w/fever&cough?

Immunedficiency: You need to take him to an allergist immunologist to determine what is going on with his immune system, look one up at aaaai. Org or acaai. Org. ...Read more

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Is it true that olive leaf extract kill viruses and retroviruses like HIV and htlv?

Is it true that olive leaf extract kill viruses and retroviruses like HIV and htlv?

Doesn't matter: I don't know, but it really doesn't matter. There are lots of things that kill hiv, such as soap and water. Killing HIV isn't the answer. The answer is to stop HIV from replicating and to be able to eliminate latent infection, which olive leaf extract won't do. ...Read more

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Why is a retrovirus harder to treat than other viruses?

Why is a retrovirus harder to treat than other viruses?

They can hide in DNA: Retroviruses have the ability to insert themselves into the dna, effectively "hiding" themselves from the immune system. Also, they rapidly mutate which can prevent the immune system from attacking them. ...Read more

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Is the influenza a retrovirus?

Is the influenza a retrovirus?

No, but its still...: ...Deadly. Influenza is still a leading killer, inspite of the existence of a vaccine. It is not part of the family of viruses known as retroviruses, which tend to incorporate themselves into the genome of the host cell. Get your flu-shopt every year and wash your hands regularly during the flu-season. ...Read more

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What does it mean if something is a retrovirus?

What does it mean if something is a retrovirus?

RNA to DNA: It means that the RNA of the virus gets "reverse transcribed" into dna so it can the be inserted into the human dna. This is the opposite of what usually happens (dna gets transcribed into rna). It's called a "retrovirus" because the transcription is backwards. ...Read more

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Please help Baby 2 mths old blood test positive for something "retrovirus" can't get hold of doctor for more info until Monday what could it be?

Please help Baby 2 mths old blood test positive for something "retrovirus" can't get hold of doctor for more info until Monday what could it be?

Don't ask yet: It was a mistake to give you this partial information, so it is likely that the information itself is mistaken. Don't pursue this until you are able to get an accurate answer from the physician; if it is serious, he/she will probably schedule a face-to-face meeting. ...Read more

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My 1yr old has rhino virus and adenovirus and is being very irritable and always wanting mommy and crys when I put him down to play?

Comfort measures: These symptoms will oon get better. At this time fluids and may be if he is uncomfortable, tylanol or Motrin doe discomfort. Would be ok to attend to his needs while he is sick. So carrying him around if it makes him feel better is ok. ...Read more

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What are some examples of retroviruses besides hiv?

What are some examples of retroviruses besides hiv?

Retrovirus: 1) Reoviridae
~Rotavirus: Rotavirus A-C
~Coltivirus: Colorado tick fever virus
~Seadornavirus: Banna virus

2) Retroviridae
~Deltaretrovirus: Human T-lymphotropic virus 1-2
~Lentivirus: HIV 1-2

3) Hepadnaviridae
~Orthohepadnavirus: Hepatitis B virus ...Read more