JC virus

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Etymology 1[edit]

After the patient, John Cunningham, in whom ZuRhein and Chou identified this virus in 1965 by electron microscopy.

Noun[edit]

JC virus (plural JC viruses)

  1. A human double-stranded DNA virus of the JC polyomavirus species, causing progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy and other diseases in immunodeficient patients.

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Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

JC virus (plural JC viruses)

  1. Jamestown Canyon virus