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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.
AHF urges United Nations to follow own mandate for protecting Ebola response efforts

AHF urges United Nations to follow own mandate for protecting Ebola response efforts

Scientists solve another piece of Ebola virus puzzle

Scientists solve another piece of Ebola virus puzzle

Cellular protein that interacts with viruses appears to enable infection process of Zika virus

Cellular protein that interacts with viruses appears to enable infection process of Zika virus

Research finds large genome in tiny forest defoliator

Research finds large genome in tiny forest defoliator

Researchers develop novel viral identification method

Researchers develop novel viral identification method

Study shows how herpes viruses and tumors have learned to manipulate the same ancient RNA

Study shows how herpes viruses and tumors have learned to manipulate the same ancient RNA

DNA origami can accurately measure how antibodies interact with several antigens

DNA origami can accurately measure how antibodies interact with several antigens

Novel gene therapy could dampen drug-induced side effect in Parkinson's patients

Novel gene therapy could dampen drug-induced side effect in Parkinson's patients

Study finds specific function of HIV protein that slows viral spread in early stages of infection

Study finds specific function of HIV protein that slows viral spread in early stages of infection

New method modifies blood stem cells to reverse genetic mutation that causes IPEX

New method modifies blood stem cells to reverse genetic mutation that causes IPEX

Scientists develop monoclonal antibodies combinations that protect animals from Ebola viruses

Scientists develop monoclonal antibodies combinations that protect animals from Ebola viruses

Clinical evidence firmly confirms the HIV Undetectable = Untransmittable concept

Clinical evidence firmly confirms the HIV Undetectable = Untransmittable concept

Neuropeptide Y may hold key to exacerbating severe influenza

Neuropeptide Y may hold key to exacerbating severe influenza

Viral replication not necessary to cause lethal disease by food-borne pathogen

Viral replication not necessary to cause lethal disease by food-borne pathogen

Specific respiratory microbiome may be linked to influenza susceptibility, finds study

Specific respiratory microbiome may be linked to influenza susceptibility, finds study

Experimental drug can protect against Ebola in a single dose

Experimental drug can protect against Ebola in a single dose

Schizophrenia patients have higher levels of antibodies against Epstein-Barr virus, study shows

Schizophrenia patients have higher levels of antibodies against Epstein-Barr virus, study shows

Developmental dysfunction of prefrontal cortex causes cognitive deficits related to mental illness

Developmental dysfunction of prefrontal cortex causes cognitive deficits related to mental illness

FDA approves initiation of first-in-human trial of DNA-encoded monoclonal antibody

FDA approves initiation of first-in-human trial of DNA-encoded monoclonal antibody

Scientists explore bacterial immunity to better understand infectious disease

Scientists explore bacterial immunity to better understand infectious disease