Microbiology Quiz #44, RNA Viruses 

1. A 30-year-old male presents with fever, headache, and joint pain. His blood tests reveal leukopenia and thrombocytopenia. He recently returned from a trip to South America. Which of the following RNA viruses is most likely responsible for his condition?

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2. Which of the following RNA viruses has a segmented genome and can reassort its genome segments when co-infecting a host with another strain, potentially leading to new viral strains?

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3. A 25-year-old woman presents with severe respiratory distress. She is diagnosed with a viral pneumonia that rapidly progresses to acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). She had a history of contact with birds. Which of the following enveloped RNA viruses is most likely responsible for her condition?

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4. A 40-year-old male with a history of intravenous drug use is diagnosed with chronic liver disease. Which of the following non-enveloped RNA viruses is known to cause chronic liver infection leading to cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma?

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5. A previously healthy 3-year-old child presents with vomiting, watery diarrhea, and fever. A stool analysis confirms the presence of an RNA virus. Which of the following RNA viruses is the most common cause of severe gastroenteritis in young children worldwide?

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