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      Wendy posted in the group 50 / 50

      3 years, 3 months ago

      What is a virus.

      I’d like to talk about viruses.

      Viruses are the smallest of all the microbes. They are said to be so small that 500 million rhinoviruses (which cause the common cold) could fit on to the head of a pin. They are unique because they are only alive and able to multiply inside the cells of other living things. The cell they multiply in is called the host cell.

      Viruses only exist to make more viruses. The virus particle attaches to the host cell before penetrating it. The virus then uses the host cell’s machinery to replicate its own genetic material. Once replication has been completed the virus particles leave the host by either budding or bursting out.

      Viruses are very tiny germs. They are made of genetic material inside of a protein coating. Viruses cause familiar infectious diseases such as the common cold, flu and warts. They also cause severe illnesses such as HIV/AIDS, smallpox, and Ebola. Vir The human body makes use of antibodies to fight disease.

      The human body makes use of antibodies to fight disease. You have ~3×107 unique antibodies.

      So in a nut shell those who immune Deficient or have respiratory issues or elderly, have less white cells. To fight infection

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