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Thursday, February 21, 2013


Rota virus

Properties of rota virus:

1.   Family - retrovirus
2.   Non-enveloped, RNA virus
3.   Double stranded, Segmented virus
4.   It is surrounded by a double-layered Icosahedral capsid without an envelop
5.   2 major sub-group, 6 serotypes of human rotavirus
6.   Transmission by faeco-oral route
7.   The outer surface protein is type specific Ag( viral haemagglutinin)