3. True or False. Similar to chickenpox, the blisters that appear with Shingles can cover the entire body.
4. A person who has neither previously had chickenpox nor been administered the VZV vaccine is exposed to
someone with an active VZV (shingles) outbreak and becomes infected. Explain why (or why not) the person
will only develop shingles.
1. While traveling abroad, should you be worried about coming into contact with either the Variola major or
Variola minor viruses?
2. What small (~30nm) single-stranded, non-enveloped RNA virus causes temporary or permanent paralysis
by infiltrating (infecting) motor neurons within the spinal cord, brain stem or motor cortex?
3. Described the main underlining differences between the Salk and Sabin polio vaccine.
4. Which subtype of Influenza is the most virulent?
1. A drug company is trying to develop a new drug that will inhibit the release of newly produced viral
particles. Would the drug company target hemagglutinin proteins or neuraminidase proteins? Why?
2. Explain why the flu shot given each year may not be 100% effective at preventing the flu?
1. True or False. The viral capsid of HIV is dumbbell shaped and contains ~2,000 copies of the viral protein
2. The HIV surface glycoprotein gp120 binds what host cellular receptor?
3. An individual infected with HIV is placed on anti-retroviral medication. Describe how the medication will
affect the virus.