Adjective "hantavirus" definition and examples

(Hantavirus may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈhantəˌvʌɪrəs/

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Definitions and examples

noun

A virus of a genus carried by rodents and causing various febrile haemorrhagic diseases, often with kidney damage or failure.
  1. 'Mammals are the most common reservoirs of zoonotic disease, and rodents play the leading role, implicated in the spread of plague, Lyme disease, hantavirus and Rocky Mountain spotted fever.'
  2. 'Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome is associated with higher mortality than HFRS, was first recognized as a hantavirus disease in 1993, and occurs within the American continents.'

More definitions

1. any of several viruses of the family Bunyaviridae, spread chiefly by wild rodents, that cause acute respiratory illness, kidney failure, and other syndromes.

More examples(as adjective)

"syndromes can be hantavirus."

"transmissions can be hantavirus."

"helplines can be hantavirus."

"antibodies can be hantavirus."

Origin

1980s: from Hantaan (the name of a river in Korea where the virus was first isolated) + virus.