Measles Virus

Measles Virus

Measles Virus Image Source: BBC Structure Measles virus is the prototypic member of the Morbillivirus genus of the family Paramyxoviridae. Measles virus is spherical with a diameter ranging from 120 to 1000 nm and has two major structural components: one is the helical ribonucleoprotein (RNP) core formed by the association of the nucleoprotein (N), phosphoprotein … Read more Measles Virus

Measles Virus- Laboratory Diagnosis, Treatment, Prevention and Control

Measles Virus- Lab Diagnosis, Treatment, Prevention and Control

Laboratory diagnosis of Measles Virus Demonstration of clinical form i.e koplik’s spots. Microscopy – demonstration of multinucleated giant cells measuring 100n min diameter obtained from nasopharyngeal secretion and stained with Giemsa stain. Virus isolation Measles virus can be isolated from a variety of sources, e.g. throat or conjunctival washings, sputum, urinary sediment cells and lymphocytes. Primary … Read more Measles Virus- Laboratory Diagnosis, Treatment, Prevention and Control

Structure and Genome of Measles Virus

Structure of Measles Virus Measles virus is the prototypic member of the Morbillivirus genus of the family Paramyxoviridae. Measles virus is a spherical with a diameter ranging from 120 to 1000 nm and has two major structural components: one is the helical ribonucleoprotein (RNP) core formed by the association of the nucleoprotein (N), phosphoprotein (P) and large … Read more Structure and Genome of Measles Virus