Summary of Poliovirus
Flashcards on Poliovirus
The poliovirus belongs to the family of viruses.
Questions on Poliovirus
A 10-year-old boy presents to the clinic with a 1-week history of progressive difficulty walking. He also had a mild diarrheal illness 2 weeks ago with fever, headache, and nausea. His family recently immigrated from Africa. He has not had any immunizations. Physical examination shows an asymmetric, flaccid paralysis of the left leg with fasciculations and a reduced muscle tone in proximal muscles. Deep tendon reflex is absent in the left leg but normal on the right, and sensation is intact in both legs. Which of following are characteristics of the offending virus?