You know it’s an enveloped virus since it doesn’t hold up to acid or being dried. You know it causes a fever and a cough, while affecting the larynx. Only virus category that fits all that info is the coronavirus (causes SARS) from that list.
EBV is not a “respiratory virus” -- it’s a B cell virus. It infects B cells; not laryngeal cells.
Even though you might associate it with the “upper respiratory tract” (=kissing disease), it doesn’t cause respiratory inflammation since that’s not its trope. B cells are its trope! That’s why EBV is implicated in Burkitt Lymphoma, hairy leukoplakia and other blood cancers. (EBV is also known as “lymphocryptovirus” -- it was originally discovered “hiding” in lymphocytes of monkeys.) So, EBV = think B cells. From the MeSH library:
The type species of
GAMMAHERPESVIRINAE, infecting B-cells in humans. It is thought to be the causative agent of
INFECTIOUS MONONUCLEOSISand is strongly associated with oral hairy leukoplakia (
BURKITT LYMPHOMA; and other malignancies.
anyone else get this wrong while the current coronavirus "pandemic" (acc to some sources) is happening? feeling reaaallll dumb rn
Specifically didn't choose coronavirus due to the evidence that COVID-19 is spread fecal-orally. How does it get through the GI tract if it's inactivated by pH < 6? Can someone explain why my thinking is wrong?
Hi there! Predicting some questions on pandemics in STEP1s in the near future. Stay tuned!
positive sense RNA virus, sun crown corona king wearing robe - encapsulated helical virus - spiraling road, helical trees sneezing and blowing king - common cold with bronchiol tree on king pointing to SARS and middle east respiratory syndrome (acute bronchitis)
This virus replicates in the cytoplasm thats why King is outside his castle (nucleus)