Virus causing mumps is: (DNB Dec 2010)
|D||None of the above|
Mumps virus belongs to paramyxovirus. Paramyxoviruses resemble influenza virus in morphology and also possess hemagglutanine and neuraminidase spikes on the their surface.
Spherical, pleomorphic, 150-300nm
Single stranded RNA, linear, nonsegmented, negative sense
Enveloped, contains two different transmembrane glycoproteins
HN/ H: may possess both haemagglutinin & neuraminidase activities
F: membrane fusion & hemolysin activities