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Ch 9: RNA Viruses: Tutoring Solution

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The RNA Viruses chapter of this College Microbiology Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about RNA viruses. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach all of the types and structures of RNA viruses required in a typical college microbiology course.

How it works:

  • Begin your assignment or other microbiology work.
  • Identify the RNA viruses concepts that you're stuck on.
  • Find fun videos on the topics you need to understand.
  • Press play, watch and learn!
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • As needed, submit a question to one of our instructors for personalized support.

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  • Struggle with understanding the structure and transmission of RNA viruses, treatment methods, related diseases or any other RNA viruses topic
  • Have limited time for studying
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  • Prefer learning biology visually
  • Find themselves failing or close to failing their RNA viruses unit
  • Cope with ADD or ADHD
  • Want to get ahead in microbiology
  • Don't have access to their biology teacher outside of class

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  • Learn at Your Pace: You can pause and rewatch lessons as often as you'd like, until you master the material.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn which diseases are associated with the Arenaviridae family and describe how these diseases are transmitted.
  • Describe the gastrointestinal infections caused by the Astroviridae family.
  • Explain how Californian brain inflammation is transmitted.
  • Name the illnesses associated with the Calciviridae family.
  • List the diseases caused by the Coronaviridae family.
  • Discuss the deadly diseases caused by the Filoviridae family.
  • Describe the diseases caused by Flaviviridae viruses.
  • Name the diseases associated with the Orthomyxoviridae family.
  • Learn which diseases are caused by Paramyxoviridae viruses.
  • Explore the treatment methodologies for HIV.
  • Take a look at other important RNA virus families.

17 Lessons in Chapter 9: RNA Viruses: Tutoring Solution
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Lassa Virus and Bloody Fever: Arenaviridae Structure, Disease, and Transmission

1. Lassa Virus and Bloody Fever: Arenaviridae Structure, Disease, and Transmission

In this lesson, we'll delve into the Arenaviridae virus family, where we will explore all sorts of odd sounding names like the Lujo virus, Lassa virus, lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus and plenty more!

Gastrointestinal Infection by the Astroviridae Virus Family

2. Gastrointestinal Infection by the Astroviridae Virus Family

This lesson will focus on something more commonly known as the stomach flu, its more technical name, and how it is spread. We'll also delve into some of the ways we can prevent the stomach flu from affecting us. Find out more as we look into viral gastroenteritis, chlorination, and serotypes.

Californian Brain Inflammation: Bunyaviridae Structure, Transmission, and Disease

3. Californian Brain Inflammation: Bunyaviridae Structure, Transmission, and Disease

Find out how dangerous mosquitoes and rats can be as we take a look at several viruses they carry that cause everything from encephalitis to shortness of breath. We'll explore Rift Valley Fever, California Encephalitis, Hantavirus and La Crosse Encephalitis.

The Stomach Flu & Viruses of the Caliciviridae Virus Family

4. The Stomach Flu & Viruses of the Caliciviridae Virus Family

In this lesson, you'll learn about the most common cause of the stomach flu. We'll venture into the Caliciviridae virus family, its famous viruses, such as the Norwalk virus, as well as the diseases they cause.

SARS: Diseases and Viruses of the Coronaviridae Virus Family

5. SARS: Diseases and Viruses of the Coronaviridae Virus Family

This lesson will delve into two of the most important members of the Coronaviridae virus family. One of the viruses in this family caused a worldwide panic not too long ago, through a condition called SARS, and the other one is causing a panic right now, through a condition called MERS.

The Ebola Virus and other Deadly Filoviridae Viruses

6. The Ebola Virus and other Deadly Filoviridae Viruses

This lesson will delve into some exotic, but utterly deadly diseases attributed to viruses of the Filoviridae family. Find out what terrible things they cause, as we explore the Ebola virus, the Marburg virus, petechiae, and ecchymoses.

West Nile Virus, Yellow Fever, and Hepatitis C: The Flaviviridae Virus Family

7. West Nile Virus, Yellow Fever, and Hepatitis C: The Flaviviridae Virus Family

This lesson will delve into some well-known diseases, and the viruses that cause them. We'll take a look at the West Nile virus, dengue fever, yellow fever, hepatitis C, and something called icterus.

The Orthomyxoviridae Virus Family: Influenza, Flu Shots, and More

8. The Orthomyxoviridae Virus Family: Influenza, Flu Shots, and More

When it's cold season, you'd be smart to get a flu shot. This lesson will delve into influenza pandemics, epidemics, the bird flu, the swine flu, hemagglutinin, neuraminidase, and much more as we explore the members of the Orthomyxoviridae virus family.

Measles and Mumps: Disease of the Paramyxoviridae Virus Family

9. Measles and Mumps: Disease of the Paramyxoviridae Virus Family

This lesson will teach you about the viruses of the Paramyxoviridae family and the diseases they cause. We'll delve into measles, mumps, human parainfluenza, and the respiratory syncytial virus.

Polio, Foot and Mouth Disease, and Hepatitis A: The Picornaviridae Virus Family

10. Polio, Foot and Mouth Disease, and Hepatitis A: The Picornaviridae Virus Family

Learn about some of the most famous diseases known to humankind in this lesson, including the common cold, polio, foot and mouth disease, and hepatitis A among others, as we explore the Picornaviridae virus family.

The Reoviridae Virus Family: Structure, Transmission, and Disease

11. The Reoviridae Virus Family: Structure, Transmission, and Disease

In this lesson, we'll delve into the number one cause of severe diarrhea in children, a weird-sounding disease called bluetongue disease, and something known as the Colorado tick fever virus as we explore the viruses and disease of the Reoviridae virus family.

HIV and AIDS: Mechanisms and Diseases of the Retroviridae Virus Family

12. HIV and AIDS: Mechanisms and Diseases of the Retroviridae Virus Family

Learn about one of the most famous viruses in the world: HIV. We'll also delve into a condition you've almost certainly heard of: AIDS. Finally, we'll discuss the mechanisms of how viruses in this family cause so much damage and if there's anything you can do about it.

Treatment Methodologies for HIV

13. Treatment Methodologies for HIV

This lesson will delve into the basics of HIV therapy. You will learn about cocktails, protease inhibitors and reverse transcriptase inhibitors, as well as how they work and how they are used.

Rabies and Fear of Water: Diseases of the Rhabdoviridae Virus Family

14. Rabies and Fear of Water: Diseases of the Rhabdoviridae Virus Family

Learn about why some people are afraid of water when they are infected by a virus. This and much more will be covered in this lesson on the Rhabdoviridae virus family, its structure and its mode of transmission.

Rubella and German Measles: Diseases of the Togaviridae Virus Family

15. Rubella and German Measles: Diseases of the Togaviridae Virus Family

In this lesson, you will learn about German measles, rubella, and three closely related viruses called Eastern equine encephalitis, Western equine encephalitis, and Venezuelan equine encephalitis, as well as their serious consequences.

Other RNA Virus Families of Importance

16. Other RNA Virus Families of Importance

This lesson will cover an important historical discovery in the history of viruses, hepatitis E, and how RNA viruses can affect your dinner plate. We'll explore the Birnaviridae, Hepeviridae, and Virgaviridae virus families.

Protease Inhibitor: Definition, Application & Uses

17. Protease Inhibitor: Definition, Application & Uses

You may have heard of protease inhibitors as a treatment for HIV. But what is a protease and why does inhibiting it treat HIV? These questions are addressed in this lesson.

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