Flashcards in Hot Viruses Deck (11)
What are the 2 hot viruses?
Bunyaviridae and Filovirus
Describe the structure of Bunyavirdae
Enveloped negative, ssRNA viruses
How many different types of Bunyaviridae are there?
What are most Bunyavirdae and what do they cause?
Most are arthropod borne and cause persistent, nonlethal, lifelong, infections in their natural wild animal host
Single stranded negative RNA viruses
What do filoviruses target?
What do filoviruses cause?
Hemorrhagic fevers, characterized by massive bleeding from every orifice of the body
Is filovirus serious?
Yes, shockingly lethal, with very high mortality rates
What part of the world has endemic Filovirus?
What is the natural host for filovirus?
Natural host is unknown, but very recent evidence points to the fruit bat