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DISTINCTIVE PROPERTIES: Parainfluenza: About 30-40% of acute respiratory infections in infants and children can be attributed to the Parainfluenza virus. Disease ranges from mild and cold-like to life-threatening (croup, bronchiolitis and pneumonia). Parainfluenza viruses are the most common cause of croup and there are 4 serotypes, numbered 1-4. Mumps: A common acute disease of children, the mumps virus produces inflammation of salivary glands leading to obvious enlargement. Some severe manifestations can result from infection but there is only one serotype. Measles: Another acute childhood disease, measles virus
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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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