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A virus is a microscopic infectious agent that can reproduce only inside a host cell. Viruses infect all types of organisms: from animals and plants, to bacteria and archaea. Since the initial discovery of tobacco mosaic virus by Martinus Beijerinck in 1898, more than 5,000 types of virus have been described in detail, although most types of virus remain undiscovered. Viruses are ubiquitous, as they are found in almost every ecosystem on Earth, and are the most abundant type of biological entity on the planet. The study of viruses is known as virology, and is a branch of microbiology.
Researchers find persistence of Zika virus in cerebrospinal fluid, lymph nodes of rhesus monkeys

Researchers find persistence of Zika virus in cerebrospinal fluid, lymph nodes of rhesus monkeys

Scientists use rooster testes to shed light on how germ cells fight viruses

Scientists use rooster testes to shed light on how germ cells fight viruses

New technique dramatically accelerates search for new cancer treatments

New technique dramatically accelerates search for new cancer treatments

Early blood test can predict vaccine immunogenicity

Early blood test can predict vaccine immunogenicity

Statins may provide favorable outcomes to patients with HBV- or HCV-related cirrhosis

Statins may provide favorable outcomes to patients with HBV- or HCV-related cirrhosis

Testing for molecular markers in urine could reveal early signs of kidney transplant failure

Testing for molecular markers in urine could reveal early signs of kidney transplant failure

Analysis finds high infection rates with contact lens than with LASIK to correct vision

Analysis finds high infection rates with contact lens than with LASIK to correct vision

High-fat diet and obesity drive liver immune cells to promote metabolic syndrome

High-fat diet and obesity drive liver immune cells to promote metabolic syndrome

Research findings pave way for more efficient, protective influenza vaccines

Research findings pave way for more efficient, protective influenza vaccines

Latest advances in antibody delivery mediated by rAAV for treatment of chronic and infectious diseases

Latest advances in antibody delivery mediated by rAAV for treatment of chronic and infectious diseases

Researchers use gene-editing tool to restore visual function in mouse models of retinitis pigmentosa

Researchers use gene-editing tool to restore visual function in mouse models of retinitis pigmentosa

WHO Global Hepatitis Report reveals goal to eliminate viral hepatitis by 2030

WHO Global Hepatitis Report reveals goal to eliminate viral hepatitis by 2030

New model may provide vital insights into life-saving treatment for CMV infection

New model may provide vital insights into life-saving treatment for CMV infection

Preliminary study reveals promising results of new treatment for progressive MS

Preliminary study reveals promising results of new treatment for progressive MS

New test identifies increased prevalence of tick-borne pathogen in Suffolk County

New test identifies increased prevalence of tick-borne pathogen in Suffolk County

Novel test can rapidly diagnose flu in patients with severe respiratory illnesses

Novel test can rapidly diagnose flu in patients with severe respiratory illnesses

Researcher aims to eliminate chemotherapy-resistant ovarian tumors using virus treatment

Researcher aims to eliminate chemotherapy-resistant ovarian tumors using virus treatment

Periodic check-ups are essential to maintain health and longevity of baby boomers

Periodic check-ups are essential to maintain health and longevity of baby boomers

Researchers report new evidence that defective HIV proviruses distract immune system

Researchers report new evidence that defective HIV proviruses distract immune system

WHO marching toward extraordinary progress against neglected tropical diseases, report reveals

WHO marching toward extraordinary progress against neglected tropical diseases, report reveals