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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.
Scientists show how the immune system reacts to Ebola vaccine

Scientists show how the immune system reacts to Ebola vaccine

Scientists uncover details of antibody response to Ebola virus vaccine

Scientists uncover details of antibody response to Ebola virus vaccine

CRISPR RNA-cutting enzyme programmed to destroy viruses in human cells

CRISPR RNA-cutting enzyme programmed to destroy viruses in human cells

Scientists find new evidence on latent HIV reservoir

Scientists find new evidence on latent HIV reservoir

Initial use of ART alters host environment to allow formation of long-lived HIV reservoir

Initial use of ART alters host environment to allow formation of long-lived HIV reservoir

Army scientists develop new weapon to combat super-bugs

Army scientists develop new weapon to combat super-bugs

Cell death 'blocker' could speed recovery and save lives

Cell death 'blocker' could speed recovery and save lives

New discovery brings scientists closer to developing an RSV vaccine

New discovery brings scientists closer to developing an RSV vaccine

Vaccine for deadly RSV could be on the way, scientists say

Vaccine for deadly RSV could be on the way, scientists say

Scientists discover new patterns in the evolution of the influenza virus

Scientists discover new patterns in the evolution of the influenza virus

New patterns discovered in the evolution of influenza virus

New patterns discovered in the evolution of influenza virus

Study: UNAIDS HIV targets will be missed among men who have sex with men in Africa

Study: UNAIDS HIV targets will be missed among men who have sex with men in Africa

30 percent of the world’s children not protected against rubella

30 percent of the world’s children not protected against rubella

Study identifies a common denominator that triggers asthma in favorable environments

Study identifies a common denominator that triggers asthma in favorable environments

Video images offer real-time view into the kinetics of viral assembly

Video images offer real-time view into the kinetics of viral assembly

Phage engineering gives antibacterial therapy a new lease of life

Phage engineering gives antibacterial therapy a new lease of life

Study sheds new light on transmission dynamics of HIV-1B virus in Indonesia

Study sheds new light on transmission dynamics of HIV-1B virus in Indonesia

Australians traveling overseas urged to make sure their measles vaccinations are up to date

Australians traveling overseas urged to make sure their measles vaccinations are up to date

New $4.5 million federal grant to make more HIV testing available in the Chicago area

New $4.5 million federal grant to make more HIV testing available in the Chicago area

UC Davis researchers awarded $1.5 million NIH grant for CRISPR cancer treatment

UC Davis researchers awarded $1.5 million NIH grant for CRISPR cancer treatment