Important Diseases with a Possible Viral Aetiology
There can be few of us who have not at some time or another considered a virus to account for a disease of unknown origin. Indeed as long as there are such diseases there will be suggestions that viruses are responsible. But we have to be careful because although the late Peter Medawar quite accurately described a virus as a “piece of bad news wrapped in protein” there is the alternative definition that virus is a Latin word used by doctors meaning “your guess is as good as mine”. However, viruses are unique in that they can do the following things.
KeywordsMultiple Sclerosis Nucleic Acid Sequence Viral Aetiology Mumps Virus Human Herpes Virus Type
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