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Description:Caption:
This illustration provides a 3D graphical representation of a spherical-shaped, measles virus particle that is studded with glycoprotein tubercles. Those tubercular studs colorized maroon, are known as H-proteins (hemagglutinin), and those colorized gray are referred to as F-proteins (fusion). The F-protein is responsible for fusion of virus and host cell membranes, viral penetration, and hemolysis, and the H-protein is responsible for binding of virus to cells. Both types of proteinaceous studs are embedded in the envelope’s lipid bilayer.
Additional Information:
A member of the genus Morbillivirus, the measles virus is the pathogen responsible for causing measles in human beings.

“Measles starts with fever, runny nose, cough, red eyes, and sore throat. It’s followed by a rash that spreads over the body. Measles virus is highly contagious virus and spreads through the air through coughing and sneezing. Make sure you and your child are protected with measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine.”

For more on the measles virus, please visit the link below.

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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Allison M. Maiuri, MPH, CHES
Creation Date:2016
Photo Credit:Illustrator: Alissa Eckert
Links:CDC - National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD); Division of Viral Diseases; Measles (Rubeola)
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Copyright Restrictions:None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions. As a matter of courtesy we request that the content provider be credited and notified in any public or private usage of this image.

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