How do viruses cause disease?

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How do viruses cause disease?
« on: 03/10/2013 09:11:24 »
How do viruses cause disease?
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« Reply #1 on: 11/05/2008 19:56:57 »

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« Reply #2 on: 19/05/2008 16:00:35 »
The ways in which viruses cause the symptoms of disease are as varied as the viruses
themselves.

Some viruses cause lysosomes to release their hydrolytic enzymes, which then
destroy the host cell.

Some induce the host cell to synthesize toxins that cause a disease

Some have toxic proteins in their envelope

The intensity of a viral infection is related to the host's ability to regenerate and
replace the damaged and infected cells as well as the host's immune system to be
able to detect the virus and destroy it.

I think,  lol

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« Reply #3 on: 20/05/2008 22:15:21 »
Try www.femalehealthmadesimple.com/Infections.html for a basic description.


Why just a link for Femle health and no offence guys but men get sick due to bugs, viruses just as much as women. Don't they?
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« Reply #4 on: 23/05/2008 18:36:58 »
The only reason it was that link is that it had the best simple explanation with some diagrams - there was no male equivalent.
The trouble with questions in this forum is that there is no way to tell what level the enquirer is working at unless it's made clear in the question.

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« Reply #5 on: 25/05/2008 11:28:14 »
The only reason it was that link is that it had the best simple explanation with some diagrams - there was no male equivalent.
The trouble with questions in this forum is that there is no way to tell what level the enquirer is working at unless it's made clear in the question.

I agree. It seems that some people here think I know things so I have to make it clear that I'm just a dumb ol' rodent    [>:(]
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