Rhabdoviridae, Caliciviridae and Astroviridae – Section 1

1. Which of the following viral infections is associated with the development of hydrophobia?

A. Rabies
B. Influenza
C. Polio
D. Hepatitis

Correct Answer: A. Rabies

2. Which of the following viruses is star-shaped in outline and transmitted by the fecal-oral route?

A. Astrovirus
B. Calicivirus
C. Hepatitis E virus
D. Hepatitis D virus

Correct Answer: A. Astrovirus

3. What is the shape of the rabies virus?

A. Spherical
B. Polygonal
C. Bullet-shaped
D. Tubular

Correct Answer: C. Bullet-shaped

4. The species of animals which is most susceptible to rabies infection is

A. dog
B. cat
C. fowl
D. cow

Correct Answer: B. cat

5. Which of the following clinical specimens can be used for the demonstration of rabies antigen by direct immunofluorescence antemortem?

A. Salivary smears
B. Corneal smears
C. Conjunctival smears
D. All of these

Correct Answer: D. All of these

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