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Synonyms for virus

anything that is injurious, destructive, or fatal

Synonyms for virus

a harmful or corrupting agency

a software program capable of reproducing itself and usually capable of causing great harm to files or other programs on the same computer

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VIROPHARMA is the leader in RNA virus antiviral technology, and we are pleased to be able to extend our own pharmaceutical research programs by applying our chiral template libraries to such important infectious disease problems," said Dr.
Under normal conditions, an RNA virus latches onto a host cell and injects into that cell its RNA, which both replicates itself and directs the creation of new viral coats.
It is this unique process that ViroPharma will exploit for the development of specific and effective RNA virus antivirals.
Hepatitis E virus (HEV), a causative agent of human hepatitis E, is a single-stranded positive-sense RNA virus recently classified as the sole member of the genus Hepevirus in the family Hepeviridae (1,2).
The positive-sense polyadenylated single-stranded RNA virus family Caliciviridae contains four genera, Norovirus, Sapovirus, Lagovirus, and Vesivirus (1).
Influenza A virus is an enveloped negative-strand RNA virus, with eight genome segments that code for 10 proteins.
Initially, the disease was referred to as "mystery swine disease" until its cause was determined to be a positive-stranded RNA virus, designated porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV), that together with murine lactate dehydrogenase-elevating virus (LDV), equine arteritis virus, and simian hemorrhagic fever virus, belongs to the family Arteriviridae (6).
Influenza, commonly known as the flu, is an infectious disease that infects birds and mammals (primarily of the upper airways and lungs in mammals) and is caused by an RNA virus.