General Virology and DNA Viruses
A college student is reading about the Middle Ages and notices that many people during that era contracted a deadly disease with similar symptoms including acute fever, chills, and myalgia followed by a characteristic rash with small blister-like lesions. Those that did not die from the illness were left with disfiguring scars. The inciting agent has a double-stranded linear DNA genome that replicates in the cytoplasm. Which of the following agents is the most likely culprit? (AIPG 2011)
|B||Herpes Simplex virus|
Smallpox (variola virus) killed many people during the Middle Ages. The clinical presentation was that of fever, malaise, and myalgia followed by pus-filled or vesicular rash, which often left disfiguring scars.