Measles and Mumps: Disease of the Paramyxoviridae Virus Family


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Viruses of which family have a herringbone appearance?

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1. What are Measles caused by?

2. There is a vaccine for which of the following?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your ability to understand measles, mumps and other diseases caused by the same virus that causes these two infections. Quiz questions assess your knowledge of the physical appearance of this virus family and the vaccine used for measles and mumps.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following:

  • Viruses that have a herringbone appearance
  • Cause of measles
  • Vaccines
  • Labile virus
  • What 'RSV' stands for

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related measles and mumps lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what causes measles
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about what a labile virus is

Additional Learning

To learn more about these diseases, read through the brief lesson titled Measles and Mumps: Disease of the Paramyxoviridae Family. This lesson will help you:

  • Identify what the paramyxoviridae virus family is and its physical appearance
  • Understand what measles and mumps are, what causes them and the signs of each
  • Recall what the human parainfluenza and respiratory synctial viruses are and what causes them