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Microbiology of Rabies Virus

Microbiology of Rabies Virus

Properties:

Belongs to genera “lyssavirus” of family “rhabdoviridae”
Bullet shaped
Nucleocapsid shows helical symmetry
ssRNA (single stranded RNA) virus
Outer lipoprotein envelope contains protruding hemagglutinating peplomer spikes

 
Street and Fixed virus Comparison:

Basis of difference
Street virus
Fixed virus

Definition
Freshly isolated viruses from natural human or animal infection that has not undergone any modification in the laboratory
Strains adapted to laboratory animals by several serial intracerebral passages in rabbits

Neurotropism
No
Yes

Incubation period
Long …

Two Faced Edward Mordrake : Case of Craniopagus or Myth?

Two Faced Edward Mordrake : Case of Craniopagus or Myth?

As you know my condition is rare, because I was born with an extra limb in my body, a second face in the back of my head. It is a face that has always been there with the eyes open, as if was death. In 20 years of my life I never thought it would become so terrible until a few years ago, that …

20 Questions On Epilepsy

20 Questions On Epilepsy

1. What is epilepsy ? What are the different types of epilepsies ?
Answer: Epilepsy is a disorder that briefly interrupts the normal electricals activity of the brain. In people with epilepsy, too many neurons fire at one time, causing an “electrical storm” within the brain, which results in physical changes called seizures. Seizures may be convulsion, short periods of …

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