Come Infect a Child!
Only Paramyxoviridae viruses are invited
Get ready for the time of your lives! If you are a paramyxoviridae virus and want to help infect a young child soon, do not hesitate!! The spread of mumps, measles and respiratory syncytial disease will be the main event and you don't want to miss out. You will each be able to associate wit the Matrix protein at the base of the envelope and pass RNA including specific genes to the child! RSVP as soon as possible!
Friday, Dec. 11th, 9pm
Any Young Child!!!
You must bring both of your types of glycoprotein spikes, including haemagglutinin (H) and fusion (F), or you will not be allowed to come. These are required because they allow you to insert the RNA into the host cell and infect them! Without these the party can not occur and you will not be able to cause the measles or mumps in the child!
1. Locate a Host (any vertebrate will do)
2.Have H and F glycoprotein spikes attach to the cell
3. Insert RNA into the cytoplasm
4. Wait a few days
5. You just infected your host!!!!!
Paramyxoviridae has the ability to cause several diseases, the most common being Measles, Mumps, and Respiratory Syncytial Virus. Each of these illnesses are able to cause severe symptoms such as fever, pneumonia, rash, meningitis, swelling, sore throat, joint pain, etc. Each of these diseases are also very contagious and spread through inhalation, aerosol respiratory droplets, or direct touch, and are especially dangerous in young children or the elderly. Although there is no direct cure for any of these infections, most people receive vaccines as a young child for prevention purposes, or prescription drugs to can be used to relive temporary symptoms.
Make sure not to get too hot or too cold during infection!! You must stay in a moderate temperature range between 40 and 60 degrees Celsius at all times, and avoid all low pH levels. The surrounding environment of the host will effect the outcome of the party!!