Monday, 6 April 2020

VIRAL DISEASES -ENGLISH MEDIUM - BIOLOGY - 6

II. VIRAL DISEASES

MUMPS

- caused by a virus : Paramyxovirus.

MEASLES - rubeola virus.

CHICKEN POX - Varicella-zoster virus

 POLIOMYELITIS - enterovirus

INFLUENZA (or FLU)

- influenza virus.
- Orthomyxoviridae.

COMMON COLD
- Rhinovirus (‘rhino’ means nose) which belongs to picornavirus group.

RABIES (Hydrophobia)
- Caused by RNA virus called Rabies virus.
- Vaccine against rabies was developed by Louis Pasteur

 HEPATITIS
- viral infection of liver.
- Hepatitis A (epidemic jaundice): hepatitis A virus (HAV).
- Hepatitis B (Serum hepatitis) : hepatitis B virus (HBV)

DENGUE FEVER RNA containing dengue virus. It is transmitted by the bite of female tiger mosquito Aedesaegypti during day time.

YELLOW FEVER - Arbovirus. It is haemorrhagic disease transmitted by the infected Aedesaegypti.

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