Microbiology - Microorganisms and Disease - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Microorganisms and Disease - Section 1 (Q.No. 1)
Which of the following characteristic of the Rotavirus was important for the construction of the Rotashield vaccine?
The possession of a segmented RNA genome
A limited number of capsule types
The ability of monkey Rotavirus strains to cause serious illness (diarrhea) in human beings
The ability of the Rotavirus to be transmitted faster
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SAFIYA A said:   9 years ago
Rotavirus have 11 segments of double-stranded RNA. Virion has wheel-and-spoke morphology.

Cause infantile diarrhea and are the most common cause of gastroenteritis in children; are frequent cause of nosocomial infections.

Vaccines: Rotateg and Rotarix.

Ash said:   4 years ago
Rotavirus is a genus of double-stranded RNA viruses in the family Reoviridae. Rotaviruses are the most common cause of diarrhoeal disease among infants and young children. Nearly every child in the world is infected with a rotavirus at least once by the age of five. Immunity develops with each infection, so subsequent infections are less severe; adults are rarely affected.

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