Rhinovirus

Categorization
Genome: RNA Virus, Positive ssRNA Virus Structure: Nonenveloped Virus, Icosahedral Virus
Transmission
  • Rhinoviruses are transmitted via respiratory and secretions.
Clinical Consequences
  • Rhinoviruses are likely the most common cause of upper respiratory infections manifesting as the common cold syndrome. The clinical consequences of this virus has been experienced by all of us and likely needs no explanation. Nevertheless, infection usually manifests as the acute onset of constitutional symptoms such as fever and headache accompanied by a pharyngitis, coryza, and cough.