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Guide to Viral Infections

What is a virus? A virus, which may either be an RNA or a DNA, is capable of multiplying inside the cells and cause disease. How does one knows he has contracted a viral infection? One often knows of this infection through the signs and symptoms manifested by an affected patient. How long does a viral infection last? The length of infection usually depends on the type of the infecting virus and the state of the patient's health.

These are just some of the pertinent questions that articles at Bright Hub's Health Channel address with regards to viral infection. Learn more about the different virus types and the specific diseases they cause. Others articles also deal with the treatment, diagnosis, laboratory methods and prevention of most viral infections.

Latest Articles on Viral Infections
Hemophilia Treatment and Therapies

Hemophilia is a genetic disorder that restricts the body's ability to clot blood. In its most severe form even something as trivial as a minor injury can lead to death....

A Guide to Viruses vs Bacteria

There are several differences between viruses and bacteria. Viruses are much smaller than bacteria. Viral infections are systemic, while bacterial infections are localized. A virus...

What Enzymes Do Retroviruses Contain?

What enzymes do retroviruses contain? Learn about the three enzymes and how they contribute to retroviruses....

Weighing the Methods of Making Genetically Modified Tomatoes

Tomatoes were one of the first genetically modified vegetables available to the masses. Although they are not in commercial production now, they are still of immense interest to scientists...

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    Weighing the Methods of Making Genetically Modified Tomatoes

    Tomatoes were one of the first genetically modified vegetables available to the masses. Although they are not in commercial production now, they are still of immense interest to scientists who are developing...

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    The Differences Between Lytic and Lysogenic Cycle

    Find out about the spread of viruses with this brief look at the lytic and lysogenic cycles. These occur after a virus infects a cell....

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    The Two Different Types of Immunity

    All of us are exposed to a number of infections in our day to day life, but some agents affect our body whereas others do not. To find out why, read this article about the defense mechanism of human body...

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    Hepatic Function Panel Components

    The liver function panel, also known as the hepatic function panel, includes seven tests performed on the same blood sample. The hepatic function panel components include ALT, AST, ALP, total bilirubin...

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    A Patient's Guide to Blood Testing

    If you or your doctor are concerned that your body is not in tip-top condition, a simple blood test may be in order as it can reveal a lot about the state of your health. Read on to find out more about...

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The Differences Between Lytic and Lysogenic Cycle

Find out about the spread of viruses with this brief look at the lytic and lysogenic cycles. These occur after a virus infects a cell....

The Causes of Viral Myocarditis

Myocarditis is an inflammation of the heart muscle (the myocardium) and has a number of causes including autoimmune diseases, medicines, environmental toxins, and viral infections...