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Paramyxovirus (mumps)

Postby Mikey » Tue Mar 31, 2009 7:22 pm

I am doing a project on Mumps, and the virus which causes mumps. Are there any recommended websites to look on that are trustworthy?
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Postby canalon » Tue Mar 31, 2009 7:35 pm

you could start here, it is definitely a trustwothy source, with links to first hand scientific data:
http://vsearch.nlm.nih.gov/vivisimo/cgi ... uery=mumps
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Re: Paramyxovirus (mumps)

Postby Sepals » Wed Apr 01, 2009 12:16 pm

Health protection agency.
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Postby Mikey » Tue Apr 07, 2009 7:28 pm

Is the Paramyxovirus only contagious to humans? Can it infect any other cells?
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Re: Paramyxovirus (mumps)

Postby Sepals » Wed Apr 08, 2009 12:28 pm

Have you googled it? Because I have and the answer is in the first link. I feel like sharing so here it is:

http://pathmicro.med.sc.edu/mhunt/mump-meas.htm
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Postby Mikey » Wed Apr 08, 2009 7:29 pm

I did google it, and I did get an answer like that, but one textbook said that it occurs in most vertebrates... so that's what confused me...
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Postby canalon » Thu Apr 09, 2009 3:44 am

I think that you have to realize that the Mumps causing virus is only one of the paramyxovirus (or more correctly: belonging to the paramyxoviridae family of virus). The virus causing Mumps is specific to human, but in the paramyxovirus family, other member infect other vertebrates. For more details you can start here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paramyxovirus

and then read the differents links and references.
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