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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.
New approach to detection reveals unreported Zika outbreak in 2017

New approach to detection reveals unreported Zika outbreak in 2017

Harnessing power of CRISPR to control behavior of DNA-responsive materials

Harnessing power of CRISPR to control behavior of DNA-responsive materials

Nigeria on the brink of being polio free

Nigeria on the brink of being polio free

New study provides a better understanding of Merkel cell carcinoma

New study provides a better understanding of Merkel cell carcinoma

Measles back in UK three years after elimination

Measles back in UK three years after elimination

Largest genomic analysis could help improve treatment for Merkel cell carcinoma patients

Largest genomic analysis could help improve treatment for Merkel cell carcinoma patients

Religion may play role in HPV vaccination rate for female college students

Religion may play role in HPV vaccination rate for female college students

Increase in employment rates shows strong link to spread of flu, study finds

Increase in employment rates shows strong link to spread of flu, study finds

Humic substances extracted from coal can help fight viruses

Humic substances extracted from coal can help fight viruses

Molecular mechanism of enterovirus infection uncovered

Molecular mechanism of enterovirus infection uncovered

Research reveals physiological events leading to successful enterovirus infection

Research reveals physiological events leading to successful enterovirus infection

Influenza A virus host range restricted by dysregulated expression of M gene segment

Influenza A virus host range restricted by dysregulated expression of M gene segment

Boosting a single brain molecule can change 'dispositional anxiety' in nonhuman primates

Boosting a single brain molecule can change 'dispositional anxiety' in nonhuman primates

Researchers gain new insights into the mechanism of vaccine-induced T cell immunity

Researchers gain new insights into the mechanism of vaccine-induced T cell immunity

Herpes treatment greatly improved by adding charcoal

Herpes treatment greatly improved by adding charcoal

Mortality risk from yellow fever can be identified sooner

Mortality risk from yellow fever can be identified sooner

Chlamydia vaccine shows promise after a successful clinical trial

Chlamydia vaccine shows promise after a successful clinical trial

Researchers identify molecular switch that impacts immune responses to viral infections

Researchers identify molecular switch that impacts immune responses to viral infections

Deadly protein combination reveals new drug targets for viral infections

Deadly protein combination reveals new drug targets for viral infections

Scientists step closer to an Ebola cure

Scientists step closer to an Ebola cure