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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.
Study provides new insights into potential outcomes of Zika virus infection

Study provides new insights into potential outcomes of Zika virus infection

Access to mobile phone location data can help understand spread of vector-borne diseases

Access to mobile phone location data can help understand spread of vector-borne diseases

Study sheds light on how Zika virus causes microcephaly in newborns

Study sheds light on how Zika virus causes microcephaly in newborns

Study sheds light on how HIV infection may increase risk for sudden cardiac death

Study sheds light on how HIV infection may increase risk for sudden cardiac death

Limiting the spread of vaccine-related misinformation in social media

Limiting the spread of vaccine-related misinformation in social media

First Ebola vaccine prequalified by WHO for use in high-risk countries

First Ebola vaccine prequalified by WHO for use in high-risk countries

Uncovering the secret weapon of rabies viruses

Uncovering the secret weapon of rabies viruses

Opioid overdose treatment: intranasal vs intramuscular naloxone

Opioid overdose treatment: intranasal vs intramuscular naloxone

Tulane virus needs intracellular calcium to replicate

Tulane virus needs intracellular calcium to replicate

Researchers take major step towards developing a viable vaccine for malaria

Researchers take major step towards developing a viable vaccine for malaria

Scientists move closer towards developing an effective malaria vaccine

Scientists move closer towards developing an effective malaria vaccine

Russian scientists explain how an additional component can triple vaccine efficiency

Russian scientists explain how an additional component can triple vaccine efficiency

New approach may help kill Mycobacterium tuberculosis

New approach may help kill Mycobacterium tuberculosis

New textbook on mysterious and deadly cytokine storm syndrome

New textbook on mysterious and deadly cytokine storm syndrome

Researchers generate reliable maps for transmission risk of Zika virus

Researchers generate reliable maps for transmission risk of Zika virus

New blood filtering system could draw disease from the body using magnets

New blood filtering system could draw disease from the body using magnets

CRIPSR could be used to detect disease

CRIPSR could be used to detect disease

New point-of-care medical device rapidly and accurately detects viruses

New point-of-care medical device rapidly and accurately detects viruses

Clinical benefit of anticoagulants for atrial fibrillation decreases with age, shows study

Clinical benefit of anticoagulants for atrial fibrillation decreases with age, shows study

Zika virus causes altered immune responses and brain abnormalities in healthy pig offspring

Zika virus causes altered immune responses and brain abnormalities in healthy pig offspring