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Measles Virus

Measles virus, depicted in the image below, is detected using transmission electron micrograph (TEM) which reveals the ultrastructural appearance of a virus particle, or “virion”. The measles virus is a paramyxovirus, belonging to the genus Morbillivirus.

Measles virus

Image courtesy of CDC/ Brian W.J. Mahy, BSc, MA, PhD, ScD, DSc


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