Rhinoviruses (HRV), a genus within the Picornaviridae family, is a positive-sense single strand RNA virus within an icosahedral (20-sided) capsid. More than 100 serotypes are currently identified. Rhinoviruses can be transmitted by aerosols of respiratory droplets and by contaminated surfaces including direct person-to-person contact. Rhinoviruses sometimes referred to as allergic rhinitis and are the primary cause of common colds. Symptoms include sore throat, runny nose, nasal congestion, sneezing and cough; sometimes accompanied by muscle aches, fatigue, malaise, headache, muscle weakness, or loss of appetite. Fever and extreme exhaustion are more usual in influenza. Most affected populations are infants, elderly, and immunocompromised.
R-DiaRhinoTM is a trusted and easy-to-use molecular diagnostic CE-IVD kit allowing the qualitative detection by real-time PCR of human Rhinovirus in clinical specimens (nasopharyngeal swabs in GLY Medium) from patients potentially infected by this virus.