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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 describe mechanism linking HPV infection and cancer

Researchers describe mechanism linking HPV infection and cancer

New clinical trial to test cancer drug in patients with advanced solid tumors

New clinical trial to test cancer drug in patients with advanced solid tumors

Oropouche virus could cause serious public health problem in Brazil, researcher warns

Oropouche virus could cause serious public health problem in Brazil, researcher warns

NIH scientists develop laboratory model to study tickborne flaviviruses

NIH scientists develop laboratory model to study tickborne flaviviruses

Zika suppresses immune system during pregnancy to harm baby, report researchers

Zika suppresses immune system during pregnancy to harm baby, report researchers

Johns Hopkins researchers pinpoint how tiny protein could make deadly Ebola virus contagious

Johns Hopkins researchers pinpoint how tiny protein could make deadly Ebola virus contagious

Study offers new, quicker way to test for Zika virus

Study offers new, quicker way to test for Zika virus

New research finds major disabilities in 80% of Ebola survivors one year after discharge

New research finds major disabilities in 80% of Ebola survivors one year after discharge

Plant virus-based system can be used to deliver anti-cancer drugs

Plant virus-based system can be used to deliver anti-cancer drugs

Stable vaccines using microscopic crystals from cypovirus

Stable vaccines using microscopic crystals from cypovirus

Pork products associated with carrying hepatitis E virus in Britain

Pork products associated with carrying hepatitis E virus in Britain

Northwestern Medicine scientists develop novel method to track HIV infection

Northwestern Medicine scientists develop novel method to track HIV infection

Eggshell-like mineral layer on avian flu viruses may be cause for human infections

Eggshell-like mineral layer on avian flu viruses may be cause for human infections

FDA provides panel of human plasma samples to evaluate serological tests for detecting Zika infection

FDA provides panel of human plasma samples to evaluate serological tests for detecting Zika infection

Air pollution particles could make you more susceptible to infection, say scientists

Air pollution particles could make you more susceptible to infection, say scientists

Children need to be up-to-date on immunizations before heading back-to-school

Children need to be up-to-date on immunizations before heading back-to-school

Researchers identify role of blood-filtering organs in fighting against viral infections

Researchers identify role of blood-filtering organs in fighting against viral infections

Sanford Health launches solid tumor oncolytic virus clinical trial

Sanford Health launches solid tumor oncolytic virus clinical trial

Researchers investigate how previous exposure to West Nile virus affects Zika infection

Researchers investigate how previous exposure to West Nile virus affects Zika infection

Polio vaccine developed using tobacco plants could transform how vaccines are made

Polio vaccine developed using tobacco plants could transform how vaccines are made