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Microbiology and Immunology
Microbiology and Immunology 2500A/B
John Mc Cormick

Kang 2 - #1 death cause= infectious & parasitic diseases (35% of total)- 65% of this-due to viral infections - Earliest record= small pox victim- Pharoah ramses - Pandemics of viral diseases: Other emerging viral diseases: - Small pox - Ebola - Spanish flu - Hantavirus Pulmonary syndrome - AIDS - SARS - Classification of viruses (based on genome) 1. DNA or RNA 2. SS or DS 3. Segmented (many pieces) or Non-segmented (one piece) 4. ONLY ssRNA can be either + or – sense Seven groups 1. dsDNA viruses 2. ssDNA viruses 3. dsRNA viruses 4. +ssRNA viruses 5. –ssRNA viruses 6. RNA reverse transcribing viruses (RNA viruses uses DNA as intermediate) 7. DNA reverse transcribing viruses (DNA viruses uses RNA as intermediate) - Virus structure - Enveloped or naked viruses (envelope= viral proteins & host cell lipids)
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