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Descriptor English: Poliovirus
Descriptor Spanish: Poliovirus
Descriptor Portuguese: Poliovirus
Descriptor French: Poliovirus
Entry term(s): Brunhilde Virus
Human poliovirus 1
Human poliovirus 2
Human poliovirus 3
Lansing Virus
Leon Virus
Poliovirus Type 1
Poliovirus Type 2
Poliovirus Type 3
Polioviruses
Tree number(s): B04.820.565.284.184.500
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D017955
Scope note: A species of ENTEROVIRUS which is the causal agent of POLIOMYELITIS in humans. Three serotypes (strains) exist. Transmission is by the fecal-oral route, pharyngeal secretions, or mechanical vector (flies). Vaccines with both inactivated and live attenuated virus have proven effective in immunizing against the infection.
Annotation: infection = POLIOMYELITIS; vaccine-derived poliovirus: coordinate with VIRUS SHEDDING and with specific vaccine if appropriate
Allowable Qualifiers: CH chemistry
CL classification
DE drug effects
EN enzymology
GD growth & development
GE genetics
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PH physiology
PY pathogenicity
RE radiation effects
UL ultrastructure
Previous Indexing: Polioviruses (1966-1993)
Public MeSH Note: 2002; see POLIOVIRUSES, HUMAN 1-3 1994-2001; for BRUNHILDE VIRUS see POLIOVIRUS 1976-1993; POLIOVIRUSES was also a heading 1994-2006
History Note: 2002 (1994); POLIOVIRUSES was also a heading 1994-2006
DeCS ID: 36381
Unique ID: D017955
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1994/01/01
Date of Entry: 1993/06/15
Revision Date: 2016/06/28
Poliovirus - Preferred
Concept UI M0027120
Scope note A species of ENTEROVIRUS which is the causal agent of POLIOMYELITIS in humans. Three serotypes (strains) exist. Transmission is by the fecal-oral route, pharyngeal secretions, or mechanical vector (flies). Vaccines with both inactivated and live attenuated virus have proven effective in immunizing against the infection.
Preferred term Poliovirus
Entry term(s) Polioviruses
Human poliovirus 3 - Narrower
Concept UI M0027119
Preferred term Human poliovirus 3
Entry term(s) Leon Virus
Poliovirus Type 3
Human poliovirus 1 - Narrower
Concept UI M0027117
Preferred term Human poliovirus 1
Entry term(s) Brunhilde Virus
Poliovirus Type 1
Human poliovirus 2 - Narrower
Concept UI M0027118
Preferred term Human poliovirus 2
Entry term(s) Lansing Virus
Poliovirus Type 2



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