Hantavirus



[hahn-tuh-vahy-ruh s, han‐] /ˈhɑn təˌvaɪ rəs, ˈhæn‐/

noun, plural hantaviruses.
1.
any of several viruses of the family Bunyaviridae, spread chiefly by wild rodents, that cause acute respiratory illness, kidney failure, and other syndromes.
/ˈhæntəˌvaɪrəs/
noun
1.
any one of a group of viruses that are transmitted to humans by rodents and cause disease of varying severity, ranging from a mild form of influenza to respiratory or kidney failure

hantavirus han·ta·vi·rus (hān’tə-vī’rəs)
n.
A type of virus carried by rodents causing severe respiratory infections in humans and, in some cases, hemorrhaging, kidney disease, and death.
hantavirus
(hān’tə-vī’rəs)
Any of a group of viruses of the genus Hantavirus, carried by rodents, that cause severe respiratory infections in humans and, in some cases, hemorrhaging, kidney disease, and death.

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