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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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Essentially, foamy viruses seem to have diverse outcomes for the plus-strand priming events in contrast to lentiviruses.
Nonetheless, the neurotropism of foamy viruses is worth testing in animal models.
Simian foamy viruses (SFVs) comprise a subfamily of simian retroviruses that are ubiquitous in nonhuman primates.
These areas have fostered human acquisition of Ebola (6,7), monkeypox (8), simian immunodeficiency viruses (9), simian foamy viruses (10), and primate T-lymphotropic viruses (11).
Simian foamy viruses (SFVs) are exogenous complex retroviruses, highly prevalent in several animal species in which they cause persistent infections (16-26).
Recent data from our own field sites suggest that simian foamy viruses infect bushmeat hunters regularly, so far without evidence of human-to-human transmission (26).
Interspecies transmission of simian foamy viruses from chimpanzees and gorillas to Bantous and Pygmees hunters in Southern Cameroon.
(6.) Heneine W, Switzer WM, Sandstrom P, Brown J, Vedapuri S, Schable CA, et al Identification of a human population infected with simian foamy viruses. Nat Mud.