What are viral diseases?
Viral Infections Viruses cause familiar infectious diseases such as the common cold, flu and warts.
They also cause severe illnesses such as HIV/AIDS, Ebola, and COVID-19.
Viruses are like hijackers.
They invade living, normal cells and use those cells to multiply and produce other viruses like themselves..
What are the top 5 common viral infections?
Other common viral diseases include:Chickenpox.Flu (influenza)Herpes.Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV/AIDS)Human papillomavirus (HPV)Infectious mononucleosis.Mumps, measles and rubella.Shingles.More items…
What is one example of a viral disease in animals?
Examples include, rabies, yellow fever and pappataci fever. The viruses that infect other vertebrates are related to those of humans and most families of viruses that cause human diseases are represented. They are important pathogens of livestock and cause diseases such as foot-and-mouth disease and bluetongue.
Are viral diseases curable?
Viruses are living organisms that cannot replicate without a host cell. They are considered the most abundant biological entity on the planet. Diseases caused by viruses include rabies, herpes, and Ebola. There is no cure for a virus, but vaccination can prevent them from spreading.
Can a virus kill another virus?
Viruses are world champion parasites—think of all the trouble they give us, from Ebola to HIV. Now French researchers have discovered a viral first … a virus that infects another virus.