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- Rubulavirus

- Disease and pathogenesis

- Epidemiology

- Signs and symptoms

- Significance of patient history

- Diagnosis

- Prevention and Treatment

- Human parainfluenza virus

- Other viruses of Rubulavirus genus


Rubulavirus is a genus of single stranded RNA viruses belonging to the subfamily Paramyxovirinae; of the family Paramyxoviridae; of the order Mononegavirales .1  The Rubulavirus genus includes Human parainfluenza virus 2 (HPIV 2), Human parainfluenza virus 4 (HPIV-4) [a and b subtypes], Mapuera virus (MPRV), Porcine rubulavirus (PoRV), Simian virus 41 (SV-41), Simian virus 5 (SV-5), and the Mumps virus (MuV) 2. 

All of these viruses are single stranded RNA viruses that are housed in envelopes.  In addition, they all exhibit haemagglutination and neuraminidase (HN) proteins on their surface.  Some rubulaviruses affect only animals while others affect humans.   Human diseases due to rubulaviruses include the mumps and respiratory tract diseases. 

Since the Mumps virus is the most prominent virus in the Rubulavirus genus, for the purposes of this web site, it will be the representative virus of the Rubulavirus genus.  A brief synopsis of the other viruses will also be given. 

Enveloped viruses with HN protein on their surface are characteristic of Rubulavirus genus. 

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This website was last updated on November 1, 2008 by Alaa as a class project for the Department of Medical Technology in the University of Delaware.

Goal of web site: To Provide general information about rubulaviruses to a general audience.

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