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1

What type of lesion spread is seen in smallpox?

Centrifugal - mostly on face and extremities

2

What are the features of the smallpox lesion?

Pustular / scabbing, firm to the touch

3

What family does variola virus belong to?

Poxviridae

4

What is the variola virus genome?

Large dsDNA

5

Where does variola virus replicate?

Cytoplasm

6

What virus is responsible for smallpox?

Variola virus

7

What comprises the smallpox vaccine?

Live strain of a vaccinia virus (different poxviridae family member)

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How can smallpox be differentiated from chickenpox?

Smallpox lesions develop on hands and feet and are synchronous

9

What are the 3 Cs associated with measles?

Cough, coryza, conjunctivitis

10

What sign is pathognomonic for measles?

Koplik's spots - small white spots with red borders opposite molars on oral mucosa

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How is the measles rash described?

Maculopapular, beginning at the hairline and spready downward

12

What family does the measles virus belong to?

Paramyxoviridae

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What is the measles virus genome?

ssRNA

14

Is the measles virus enveloped or non-enveloped?

Enveloped

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Which gene is important for fusion of measles virus?

F gene

16

Which protein is important for attachment of measles virus?

HA protein

17

What percentage of measles cases involve complications?

30%

18

What type of vaccine is the measles vaccine?

Live attenuated

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When is the measles vaccine recommended?

12-15 months, then at 4-6 years

20

How is the German measles rash described?

Maculopapular, appearing first on face then spreading downward - does not coalesce

21

Which virus is responsible for German measles?

Rubella virus

22

What are the symptoms of congenital rubella syndrome?

Deafness, cataracts, congenital glaucoma, congenital heart disease, pigmentary retinopathy, purpura, hepatosplenomegaly

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What family does the rubella virus belong to?

Togavirus

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Is the rubella virus enveloped or non-enveloped?

Enveloped

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What is the rubella virus genome?

RNA

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What type of vaccine is the rubella vaccine?

Live attenuated

27

What are the symptoms of fifth disease / erythema infectiosum?

Fever, characteristic rash beginning on cheeks

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What virus is responsible for fifth disease?

Parvoviridae

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What is the fifth disease genome?

ssDNA

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Where does B19 parvovirus grow?

Exclusively in mitotically active cells