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Virus

A small infection, could lead into life-long problems.
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Corey Elliott

on 13 September 2012

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Viruses A Small Infection, Leading to Life-Long Problems. Virus A virus is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of an organism History of the Virus In the 19th century, Louis Pasture and other scientists established the Germ Theory of diseases and identified the bacteria that caused many ailments. It came to be later on that some of the diseases were caused by an invisible agent that could not be filtered out, this agent came to be what is now called a Virus. Common Viruses HIV One of the most common viruses in the world. HIV which stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus, weakens a persons ability to fight off infections. Herpes West Nile Virus West Nile virus was first identified in 1937 in Uganda in eastern Africa. It was first discovered in the United States in the summer of 1999 in New York. Since then, the virus has spread throughout the United States.

The West Nile virus is a type of virus known as a flavivirus. Researchers believe West Nile virus is spread when a mosquito bites an infected bird and then bites a person. A person that is HIV-Positive has a greater chance of getting AIDS. This occurs if the person develops certain infections in the body, cancers, or their CD4 (T-Cell) count is less than 200. There is currently no cure for HIV/AIDS, but there are treatments to help rid of the symptoms. Over 33.4 million people world wide has HIV/AIDS Keep Hydrated Prevention from getting a Virus Symptoms Abdominal Pain Fever
Headache Vommiting
Muscle Aches Because this illness is not caused by bacteria, antibiotics do not help treat West Nile virus infection. Standard hospital care may help decrease the risk of complications in severe illness Treatment A viral disease from the herpesviridae family caused by both Herpes
simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) and type 2 (HSV-2). Infection with the herpes virus is categorized into two different types of infections...
Oral Herpes (Fever Herpes)
Genital Herpes (Most Common, Herpes) A cure for herpes has not yet been developed. Once infected, the virus
remains in the body for life. Recurrent infections (outbreaks) may occur from time
to time, especially in times of immune impairment Wash Hands Often Eat Healthy Never Touch your Face Excessively Also talk with your Health Care provider about options for Immunizations. This video clip shows us how powerful a small virus can be.
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