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Rhinovirus (Cons)

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Jenny Tran

on 23 March 2013

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Prevention Symptoms 0 + - = 9 8 7 1 2 3 4 5 6 c How the Cold is Transmitted * There are more than 100 distinct rhinovirus types VIDEO * May also cause...
- sore throats
- ear infections,
- sinus infections
- pneumonia
- bronchiolitis What is the Rhinovirus? * Causes the common cold CAUSES * Grows best at about 33-35°C (temperature in human nose) OTHER SYMPTOMS * Sore throat
- feels scratchy and dry
- can be a bacterial infection RHINOVIRUS Treatments Jenny Tran & Carmen Dang * Part of the picornaviridae family of viruses * species in the genus Enterovirus * Seasonal changes (most active in early fall, spring and summer
- colder weather makes lining of the nose more vulnerable
- During fall and winter, people stay indoors * Can live up to 3 hours on the skin or on objects * Clogged nose
(difficulty breathing through it) * Sneezing * Mild fever * Laryngitis
(inflammation of the larynx) MAJOR
SYMPTOMS * Mucus build up in your nose * Headaches
- pain or aching that occurs in the head, face, mouth or neck * Symptoms can last from 2-14 days * no treatments to kill the virus * There are ways to reduce the
symptoms :
- Drinking a lot of fluids
- Resting
- Taking common cold medicine
- Gurgling warm salt water WASH YOUR HANDS • Using disinfectants Practice good hygiene • Limiting exposure to infected people * Coughing * Close contact * Sneezing * Inhaling drops of mucus full of cold viruses from the air THANK YOU FOR WATCHING ! STRUCTURE * Shape of the Rhinovirus
- icosahedron shape
- 20 equilateral triangles arranged in a circle to form the structure * Does not contain an envelope around the capsid (shell that contains four viral proteins VP1, VP2, VP3 and VP4.) * Genetic Material
- has a single stranded RNA molecule * Hydrophobic Binding Pocket
- aid in stability at the binding site for entrance into the host cell. FUN FACTS (CONS) SOCIAL IMPACTS * Limits interaction with others * Forces people to stay clean and healthy * Forces people to take care of themselves more
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