Similar to Rotavirus, which of the following viral agents is also a nonenveloped RNA virus known to cause gastroenteritis diarrhea in young children?
a. Like Rotaviruses, Caliciviruses are nonenveloped RNA viruses that cause watery diarrhea, especially in children; answers B, C, D, and E are incorrect:
b. Paramyxoviruses are enveloped RNA viruses that cause childhood respiratory and exanthemous infections;
c. Parainfluenza viruses are enveloped RNA viruses which cause respiratory infections such as croup, bronchiolitis, and pneumonia in children;
d. Coxsackie viruses are nonenveloped RNA viruses that cause nonspecific respiratory tract infections, febrile rashes, and meningitis.
Spherical, pleomorphic, 80-120 nm, Enveloped
Single stranded RNA, negative sense, segmented (A,B: 8 segments, C: 7 segments)
EG. INFLUENZA VIRUS