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Unformatted text preview: commonly causes a fever with a rash, occasionally producing conjunctivitis and, sometimes, pneumonia. More serious complications include encephalitis and subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE). Only one serotype exists and disease is limited to humans and monkeys. RSV: Respiratory Syncytial virus is a major cause of bronchiolitis and pneumonia in infants under 1 year. Reinfection in adults usually involves the upper respiratory tract. The viruses produce a characteristic syncytia formation, hence the name. There is only one serotype that affects humans....
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This note was uploaded on 11/05/2011 for the course BIOLOGY MCB2010 taught by Professor Jessicadigirolamo during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
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