Not All Viruses Are Bad For You. Here Are Some That Can Have a Protective Effect

  • Cynthia Mathew

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    Viruses are mostly known for their aggressive and infectious nature.

    It's true, most viruses have a pathogenic relationship with their hosts – meaning they cause diseases ranging from a mild cold to serious conditions like severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). They work by invading the host cell, taking over its cellular machinery and releasing new viral particles that go on to infect more cells and cause illness.

    But they're not all bad. Some viruses can actually kill bacteria, while others can fight against more dangerous viruses. So like protective bacteria (probiotics), we have several protective viruses in our body.

    Subject

    Micobiology

    Period9 Aug 2019

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    • TitleNot All Viruses Are Bad For You. Here Are Some That Can Have a Protective Effect
      Media name/outletScience Alert
      CountryAustralia
      Date9/08/19
      PersonsCynthia Mathew