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ID#:10204
Description:This transmission electron microscopic (TEM) image revealed the presence of coxsackie B3 virus particles, which were found withing a specimen of muscle tissue. The coxsackie B3 virus is a member of the Picornaviridae family of viruses, and the genus, Enterovirus, as is the well-known, nearly eliminated, Poliovirus.
The enteroviruses possess a positive-sense, single-stranded RNA ((+) ssRNA) genome. This virus, as is its brethren the Poliovirus and echovirus, are transmitted via the fecal-oral route, usually due to poor bathroom hygiene, i.e., not wash ones hands after deficating. The enteroviruses, therefore, are known to reside in the carrier’s gut. The coxsackie B viruses is a serotypic group of enteroviruses which can cause mild gastrointestinal maladies, to frank myocarditis and, pericarditis which involves the heart, and the sac in which the heart resides within the chest.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Dr. Fred Murphy; Sylvia Whitfield
Creation Date:1975
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Links:CDC – Nat. Center for Infectious Diseases; Respiratory and Enteric Branch: Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease
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