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This transmission electron micrograph (TEM) depicts the liberated, chain-like, ribonucleic acid (RNA) genome of the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) pathogen. RSV is a negative-sense, enveloped RNA virus. The virion is variable in shape and size, with a diameter ranging between 120 and 300 nm, and is unstable in the environment surviving only a few hours on environmental surfaces.
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Content Providers(s): CDC/ Dr. Erskine Palmer
Creation Date: 1981
Photo Credit:
CDC Organization
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