Viral Infection


An unusual feature of infection by members of this family is that, unlike most other enveloped viruses, these viruses mature by budding from the Golgi apparatus into intracytoplasmic vesicles. The newly synthesized virions are released by cell death and rupture or by transport of vesicles to the cell surface.


For information on the mechanisms by which members of Bunyaviridae infect cells, reproduce, and egress from cells, please see another student webpage at:


The arm of a man with Congo/Crimean hemmorhagic fever




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