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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.
FDA issues stern warning to Purell hand sanitizer maker

FDA issues stern warning to Purell hand sanitizer maker

Travel data reveals top 20 cities at risk of Wuhan coronavirus spread

Travel data reveals top 20 cities at risk of Wuhan coronavirus spread

Elsevier creates free, one-stop information center on novel coronavirus

Elsevier creates free, one-stop information center on novel coronavirus

Coronavirus spreads - Australian breakthrough

Coronavirus spreads - Australian breakthrough

Coronavirus death toll in China now 131 with 4,630 cases

Coronavirus death toll in China now 131 with 4,630 cases

Response to nation’s 1st coronavirus case draws on lessons from measles outbreak

Response to nation’s 1st coronavirus case draws on lessons from measles outbreak

What parents need to know about the HPV vaccine

What parents need to know about the HPV vaccine

Experts identify cities most at risk from global spread of Coronavirus

Experts identify cities most at risk from global spread of Coronavirus

Scientists may soon be able to prevent disease-spreading mosquitoes from maturing

Scientists may soon be able to prevent disease-spreading mosquitoes from maturing

An old plant virus inspires the design of novel second-generation malaria vaccine

An old plant virus inspires the design of novel second-generation malaria vaccine

Key insights on how to prevent novel coronavirus

Key insights on how to prevent novel coronavirus

Study looks into the virome of early stage, p16-positive OPSCC and neck metastasis

Study looks into the virome of early stage, p16-positive OPSCC and neck metastasis

Scientists reveal the damaging effect of Zika virus on a type of brain cell

Scientists reveal the damaging effect of Zika virus on a type of brain cell

Research unravels consequences of Zika virus attack on neural cells

Research unravels consequences of Zika virus attack on neural cells

Coronavirus is getting stronger

Coronavirus is getting stronger

Coronavirus outbreak intensifies

Coronavirus outbreak intensifies

Marburg virus detected in fruit bats of Sierra Leone

Marburg virus detected in fruit bats of Sierra Leone

Taming pathogens with mucus and phages

Taming pathogens with mucus and phages

First glioblastoma patient treated with genetically modified poliovirus at UH

First glioblastoma patient treated with genetically modified poliovirus at UH

Coronavirus could turn into a new pandemic

Coronavirus could turn into a new pandemic