Friday, 9 November 2012

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Practice Question #1

A 40 year old man works in the US army as a scientist. He is in the ICU bleeding from the gums and vomiting blood. His face and eyelids are drooping down. You take a blood sample and send it to the laboratory where it is analyzed. For which of the following family of viruses would the blood be positive:

1. Adenovirus
2. Lentivirus
3. Filovirus
4. Picornavirus
5. Rhabdovirus
6. Enterovirus
7. Orthomyxoviridae

Please explain the logical process you employed to choose the answer you submitted. Answer in the comment section bellow.

*Exercises to refine your mental process. It doesn't matter if you get it right or wrong. It's to practice and get your skills sharpened!*