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COVID-19

What is COVID-19? COVID-19 is a respiratory disease that has turned into a pandemic affecting more than 100 million people worldwide. It is caused by a virus called severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). This virus is part of a large family of viruses known as coronaviruses. The coronavirus family includes many different types …
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Virus

What is a virus? A virus is an incredibly small biological agent capable of infecting animals, plants, bacteria, and fungi. The typical virus is approximately 1/10 the size of a single bacteria and 1/100 to 1/1000 the size of a human cell. What are the parts of a typical virus? Although there are many different …
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Viral cytopathic effects

What are viral cytopathic effects? Viral cytopathic effects are the changes that take place in a cell after it has been infected by a virus. These changes can only be seen after the tissue is examined under a microscope. These changes can involve the shape and size of the cell. They can also involve a …
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