MCQs for Medical PG Competitive Exams: Likely New Questions (LNQs)
LNQ 1) Which of the following Ebola virus species is not fatal among humans?
B. Côte d’Ivoire
LNQ 2) Ebola Virus particles contains?
A. Negative-sense ssRNA
B. Positive -sense dsRNA
C. Negative-sense ssDNA
D. Negative-sense dsRNA
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LNQ 1 Answer is D
Ebola Virus has five readily distinguishable species named for their original sites of recognition: Zaire, Sudan, Côte d’Ivoire, Bundibugyo, and Reston. Except for the Reston virus, all the Filoviridae are African viruses that cause severe and often fatal disease in humans.The Reston virus, which has been exported from the Philippines on several occasions, has caused fatal infections in monkeys but only subclinical infections in humans.
LNQ 2 Answer is A
Typical Ebola virus particles contain a single linear, negative-sense, single-stranded RNA arranged in a helical nucleocapsid. The virions are 790–970 nm in length; they may also appear in elongated, contorted forms.
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2. Chapter 197. Ebola and Marburg Viruses.Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine, 18e.
3. Chapter 197. Ebola and Marburg Viruses.Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine, 18e