ScienceWhat are viruses? | Live Science

What are viruses? | Live Science


Viruses are microscopic infectious agents that contain genetic material, either DNA or RNA, and must invade a host in order to multiply.

Predominantly, viruses are known for causing disease, as they’ve triggered widespread outbreaks of illness and death throughout human history. Recent examples of virus-driven outbreaks include the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the 2009 swine flu pandemic and the COVID-19 pandemic, which was caused by a coronavirus first identified in late 2019. 



Original Source Link

Latest News

Ulta Beauty (ULTA) Q3 2023 earnings

Shoppers arrive at an Ulta Beauty store in Las Vegas, Nevada, US, on Monday, May 22, 2023. Ulta...

Opec+ production cuts leave oil market sceptical

Unlock the Editor’s Digest for freeRoula Khalaf, Editor of the FT, selects her favourite stories in this weekly...

Tesla Cybertruck Delivery Event Live: Price, Range, Specs

The rear-wheel drive Cybertruck has an estimated range of 250 miles and can go from 0 to 60...

E4H Environments for Health Architecture Adds Office in Charleston, S.C.

E4H Environments for Health Architecture (Dallas), an architecture and interior design firm specializing in healthcare and health science and technology facilities, has added...

Biden Threatens To Block GOP Plan To Send 3,000 People Back to Federal Prison

The White House has threatened to veto a Republican Senate resolution that would result in roughly 3,000 federal...

Must Read

- Advertisement -

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you