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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.
First human Keystone virus infection reported

First human Keystone virus infection reported

Herpes may play role in pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s

Herpes may play role in pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s

Researchers report unusually high levels of herpesvirus in the brains of people with Alzheimer's disease

Researchers report unusually high levels of herpesvirus in the brains of people with Alzheimer's disease

Rhesus macaque model could be useful to test therapies for congenital Zika virus syndrome

Rhesus macaque model could be useful to test therapies for congenital Zika virus syndrome

Cells form cage-like structures that trap viruses, find scientists

Cells form cage-like structures that trap viruses, find scientists

Researchers discover pesticide-free way to limit mosquitoes and reduce spread of West Nile virus

Researchers discover pesticide-free way to limit mosquitoes and reduce spread of West Nile virus

If you’ve got hep C, spitting can be a felony

If you’ve got hep C, spitting can be a felony

Novel chip can be used to identify rhinovirus strains as cause of asthma

Novel chip can be used to identify rhinovirus strains as cause of asthma

New simulation approach predicts efficacy of HIV-prophylaxis medications

New simulation approach predicts efficacy of HIV-prophylaxis medications

Zika Virus: What Does the Future Hold?

Zika Virus: What Does the Future Hold?

NIAID launches clinical trial of investigational RSV vaccine

NIAID launches clinical trial of investigational RSV vaccine

Scientists develop artificial intelligence platform to diagnose many diseases

Scientists develop artificial intelligence platform to diagnose many diseases

Study shows how to slow down spread of Ebola virus

Study shows how to slow down spread of Ebola virus

Changes to the immune system remain even after recovery from HCV infection, shows study

Changes to the immune system remain even after recovery from HCV infection, shows study

Novel computer models for individualization of HIV therapy in countries with limited healthcare resources

Novel computer models for individualization of HIV therapy in countries with limited healthcare resources

Study: Treg cells may protect infants from getting infected with HIV from their mother

Study: Treg cells may protect infants from getting infected with HIV from their mother

FDA approves combination of Venclexta and Rituxan for lymphocytic leukemia treatment

FDA approves combination of Venclexta and Rituxan for lymphocytic leukemia treatment

Mucus appears to protect flu virus when it becomes airborne, shows study

Mucus appears to protect flu virus when it becomes airborne, shows study

Study finds high insurance denial rates for life-saving hepatitis C drugs in the U.S.

Study finds high insurance denial rates for life-saving hepatitis C drugs in the U.S.

FDA files complaint against company marketing unapproved hand sanitizers

FDA files complaint against company marketing unapproved hand sanitizers