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Virion Nucleic Acid?
Single-stranded (non segmented) minus stranded RNA
Nucleic Acid Stucture?
One molecule per virion
Virion Structure?
Enveloped; Helical nucleocapsid
How does the virus multiply?
Minus stranded RNA must serve as template for a plus-stranded RNA that can serve as the mRNA. The virion has its own RNA-dependent RNA polymerase.
Name the four main paramyxoviruses?
Measles, Mumps, Respiratory Syncitial Virus and Parainfluenza viruses
Group Name?
Paramyxoviruses
Transmission and Epidemiology
Respiratory droplets; children, malnourished children (usually vitamen A deficiency), Patients with decreased cell-mediated immunity (e.g. AIDS).