Some viruses can actually protect our health

  • Cynthia Mathew

    Description

    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

    Microbiology

    Period12 Aug 2019 → 13 Aug 2019

    Media coverage

    5

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      CountryPhilippines
      Date13/08/19
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      Media name/outletMSN News Malaysia
      CountryMalaysia
      Date13/08/19
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      CountrySingapore
      Date13/08/19
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      Date12/08/19
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      Date12/08/19
      PersonsCynthia Mathew