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Answer : 1 Parvovirus B19 causes severe anemia because it preferentially infects erythrocyte precursors Explanation : Answer: A) Parvovirus B19 causes severe anemia because it preferentially infects erythrocyte precursors Explanation: Parvovirus B19 causes severe anemia because it preferentially infects erythrocyte precursors. a. Parvovirus B19 binds preferentially to the erythrocyte blood group P antigen on erythroid precursor cells.Answers B, C, D are incorrect:b. after entry the single-stranded viral DNA genome is transported to the cell nucleus where the host DNA polymerase synthesizes the complimentary DNA strand.c. Parvovirus B19 infection can be diagnosed by direct detection of viral DNA not RNA.d. the fetus of a seropositive mother is protected from infection by maternal circulating antibodies.

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