Human RNA virus – Microbiology MCQ

Which of the following is a human RNA virus?
A. Parvovirus
B. Picornavirus
C. Papovavirus
D. Poxvirus

Correct answer : B. Picornavirus

Hepatitis A virus virionsElectron micrograph of Hepatitis A virus virions. (Hepatitis A virus is a Picornavirus.)

The important human RNA viruses are :

  • Reovirus
  • Togavirus
  • Coronavirus
  • Orthomyxovirus
  • Paramyxovirus
  • Rhabdovirus

Ref: Ananthanarayan and Paniker’s Textbook of Microbiology, 9th edition, p428.
Image credits: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Public Health Image Library. http://phil.cdc.gov/phil/details.asp?pid=2739

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