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What is the structure of a riovirus?

Non-enveloped, icosahedral, (ds) RNA virus

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What is the subset of rioviruses?

Rotaviruses

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How many deaths worldwide do rotaviruses cause?

600,000-850,000 deaths per year

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Rotaviruses infect cels where in the body?

Affected host cells are mature cells lining the middle and upper end of the intestinal villi

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What does the rotavirus cause to happen to the infected cells?

Cell dysfunction and death results in a net secretion of intestinal fluid, hence the watery diarrhea

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What is the main cause of death for those infected with the rotavirus?

Dehydration