Viruses are capsules with genetic material inside. They are very tiny, much smaller than bacteria. Viruses cause familiar infectious diseases such as the common cold, flu and warts. They also cause severe illnesses such as HIV/AIDS, smallpox and hemorrhagic fevers ...1

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Causes List for Viruses

Some possible causes of Viruses or similar disorders may include:2

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Types of Viruses

Viral mutations Like all living things, viruses are constantly changing and evolving. A mutation is where genetic information stored inside an organism changes. Many global outbreaks of infectious illnesses (pandemics) that have occurred in recent history are thought to have ...3

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Vaccinations for Viruses

Many vaccines protect us against viruses. Viruses need a hostólike the body of a human, animal or plantóto make copies of themselves. Viruses have their own genetic material but use the hostís cells to multiply. Some viruses ...4

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Research for Viruses

The Montana Wild Virus Hunt: Blake Wiedenheft is a researcher at Montana State University who launched his virology lab (which studies viruses) with help from a grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences. He spoke to us about ...5

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  1. Source: MedLinePlus (NIH): viralinfections.html
  2. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  3. Source: NHS Choices UK: conditions/ SARS/ 
  4. Source: NIH News in Health (NIH): 2008/ August/ feature1.htm
  5. Source: MedLinePlus Magazine (NIH): magazine/ issues/ summer17/ articles/ summer17pg7.html

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