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Volume 13, Number 4—April 2007

Etymologia

Bocavirus
[bō-kə-vī-rəs]

Genus in the family Parvoviridae. Previously identified members of this genus are pathogens of bovines and canines. A parvovirus of human origin was recently discovered and called human bocavirus because it is closely related to bovine parvovirus and canine minute virus. Human bocavirus is associated with respiratory tract infections, particularly in infants and young children.

DOI: 10.3201/eid1304.E11304

Source: Allander T, Tammi MT, Eriksson M, Bjerkner A, Tivelung-Lindell A, Andersson B. Cloning of a human parvovirus by molecular screening of respiratory tract samples. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2005;102:12891–6.

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