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MICROBIOLOGY

  • Non-enveloped double-stranded DNA virus.
    • There are 7 human species (A-G) and >60 types.[7]
  • Easily transmitted: aerosolized droplet, fecal-oral, waterborne, fomites and instruments.
    • Persists in environment, may remain infectious at room temperature up to 3 wks.
    • Stable at low pH, resistant to gastric and biliary secretions.
    • Virus can replicate to high viral load in gut.
  • Can remain latent in lymphoepithelial tissue.

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Last updated: October 22, 2016