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Ch 5: DNA Viruses

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Watch microbiology video lessons, and find out about the different aspects of various DNA viral infections. Learn about hepatitis B, monkeypox and more.

DNA Viruses - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Have you ever had pneumonia or chickenpox? If so, you probably know these illnesses are caused by viruses. However, did you know they are caused by DNA viruses? Did you even know that viruses can be DNA or RNA viruses? What does it mean when a virus is a DNA virus? Well, ask no more questions, because you are about to get answers! This chapter gives you a nice look at DNA viruses, like those mentioned before. You'll learn about a range of viruses and the diseases they cause. Some of the diseases you will learn about include:

  • Gastroenteritis
  • Hepatocellular carcinoma
  • Shingles
  • Fifth disease
  • Cowpox
  • HPV

VideoObjective
The Adenoviridae Virus Family: Infections of Head, Chest & Abdomen Learn about the structure, mode of transmission and diseases associated with this family of viruses.
Liver Cancer and Hepatitis B: Hepadnaviridae Structure, Transmission & Disease Find out about hepatitis B and hepatocellular carcinoma.
Chickenpox, Herpes, and Mono: Diseases of the Herpesviridae Virus Family Study diseases in the Herpesviridae family.
Lymphoma and the Epstein Barr Virus: Diseases of the Herpesviridae Virus Family Take a look at viruses in this family, like Epstein Barr Virus, Hodgkin's lymphoma and Burkitt's lymphoma.
Fifth Disease: Viruses of the Parvoviridae Virus Family Explore the Parvoviridae virus family.
Diseases of the Papovaviridae Virus Family: Warts and Cancer Examine concepts that include virally-induced cancer, HPV, warts and papilloma.
Diseases of the Poxviridae Virus Family: Smallpox, Cowpox & Monkeypox Discover more about diseases associated with this family of viruses, like smallpox, cowpox and monkeypox.
Other DNA Virus Families of Importance Learn about rare DNA virus families.

8 Lessons in Chapter 5: DNA Viruses
The Adenoviridae Virus Family: Infections of Head, Chest & Abdomen

1. The Adenoviridae Virus Family: Infections of Head, Chest & Abdomen

In this lesson, we'll talk about how the Adenoviridae virus family causes gastroenteritis, why adenovirus 14 is dangerous, and what vertical and horizontal transmission is, as well as something disgusting called the orofecal route.

Liver Cancer and Hepatitis B: Hepadnaviridae Structure, Transmission & Disease

2. Liver Cancer and Hepatitis B: Hepadnaviridae Structure, Transmission & Disease

This lesson will cover the structure, mode of transmission and diseases associated with the Hepadnaviridae family of viruses, including the hepatitis B virus, hepatocellular carcinoma, cirrhosis and oncogenesis. We'll also cover the hepatitis D virus and its effects on your body.

Chickenpox, Herpes, and Mono: Diseases of the Herpesviridae Virus Family

3. Chickenpox, Herpes, and Mono: Diseases of the Herpesviridae Virus Family

Learn about the infamous diseases that the viruses of the Herpesviridae family cause. You've probably heard of most of them: chickenpox, shingles, mono, and cold sores. Learn about the viruses such as the herpes simplex, varicella zoster, and Epstein-Barr virus that cause these conditions.

Lymphoma and the Epstein Barr Virus:  Diseases of the Herpesviridae Virus Family

4. Lymphoma and the Epstein Barr Virus: Diseases of the Herpesviridae Virus Family

Find out how the Epstein-Barr virus is involved in all sorts of cancers, such as Burkitt's, Hodgkin's, and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, as well as nasopharyngeal carcinoma. You'll also learn about the human cytomegalovirus.

Fifth Disease: Viruses of the Parvoviridae Virus Family

5. Fifth Disease: Viruses of the Parvoviridae Virus Family

Learn about how one family of viruses can affect your entire family! We'll cover parvovirus B19, otherwise known as fifth disease or erythema infectiosum, as well as how this virus family can cause Hydrops Fetalis in babies and also affect your favorite pets.

Diseases of the Papillomaviridae Virus Family: Warts and Cancer

6. Diseases of the Papillomaviridae Virus Family: Warts and Cancer

This lesson will describe what virus causes warts, how it is transmitted, what its structure is like, as well as the main type of cancer it can cause. Find out as we take a look at warts, papillomas, and many other beautiful things!

Diseases of the Poxviridae Virus Family: Smallpox, Cowpox & Monkeypox

7. Diseases of the Poxviridae Virus Family: Smallpox, Cowpox & Monkeypox

In this lesson, you'll learn out about the famous and deadly smallpox virus. In addition, you'll get an extra treat by learning about cowpox, monkeypox, and Edward Jenner.

Other DNA Virus Families of Importance

8. Other DNA Virus Families of Importance

This lesson will tell you about other viruses that have a DNA genome that are of health and commercial importance to humans. Find out a bit more about them as we explore arboviruses, as well as the Polyomaviridae, Asfarviridae, and Geminiviridae virus families.

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