Which of the following statement regarding infection with the mumps virus is correct? (AIIMS Nov 2010)
|A||After initial replication, viremic spread can occur to various organs.|
|B||Diagnosis is made solely on symptoms, as virus cannot be cultured.|
|C||Passive immunization is the only means of preventing infection.|
|D||Reinfection is possible, because of the presence of two viral serotypes.|
a. After initial replication in the upper respiratory tract and salivary glands, viral particles are also transmitted to distant organs such as the kidneys, testes, ovaries, and CNS through viremic spread;
b. Mumps virus is cultured on monkey kidney cells cultured.
c. Reinfection is not possible as there is only one serotype.