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Clinical and molecular features of human rhinovirus C

Department of Pediatrics, University of Wisconsin, School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI 53792, USA.
Microbes and Infection (Impact Factor: 2.73). 01/2012; 14(6):485-94. DOI: 10.1016/j.micinf.2011.12.011
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ABSTRACT A newly discovered group of human rhinoviruses (HRVs) has been classified as the HRV-C species based on distinct genomic features. HRV-Cs circulate worldwide, and are important causes of upper and lower respiratory illnesses. Methods to culture and produce these viruses have recently been developed, and should enable identification of unique features of HRV-C replication and biology.

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