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Viruses

The smallest life forms known that live inside the living cells of organisms, such as animals, plants and bacteria and often cause disease. They are made up of a chromosome surrounded by a protein shell.

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streptococcus

Medical; Viruses

A germ that can cause serious infections in humans, such as strep throat and pneumonia.

Ebola virus disease

Medical; Viruses

Ebola virus disease is the name for the human virus infection and disease that is caused by any of four of the five known ebola viruses. These four viruses are: Bundibugyo virus, Ebola virus, Sudan ...

Abelson murine leukemia virus

Health care; Viruses

A retrovirus belonging to the family Retroviridae that is associated with leukemia and induces in vitro transformation of certain mouse cells. As a retrovirus, it has a single-stranded, positive ...

Argentine hemorrhagic fever virus

Health care; Viruses

A New World arenavirus that cause a slow developing fever, malaise, headache, muscular pains, nausea, vomiting in the beginning stage. Later symptoms include petechiae or blood spots on the upper ...

bovine respiratory syncytial virus (BRSV)

Health care; Viruses

The bovine respiratory syncytial virus, a member of the retroviral subfamily Spumavirinae, causes a persistent, asymptomatic infection in cattle. Named for its characteristic cytopathic effect, BRSV ...

bovine syncytial virus (BSV)

Health care; Viruses

The bovine syncytial virus, a member of the retroviral subfamily Spumavirinae, causes a persistent, asymptomatic infection in cattle. Named for its characteristic cytopathic effect, BSV causes the ...

West Nile virus

Health care; Viruses

A mosquito-borne zoonotic arbovirus belonging to the genus Flavivirus in the family Flaviviridae. This flavivirus is found in temperate and tropical regions of the world. It was first identified in ...

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