Flashcards in Reoviruses Deck (6)
What is the structure of a riovirus?
Non-enveloped, icosahedral, (ds) RNA virus
What is the subset of rioviruses?
How many deaths worldwide do rotaviruses cause?
600,000-850,000 deaths per year
Rotaviruses infect cels where in the body?
Affected host cells are mature cells lining the middle and upper end of the intestinal villi
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