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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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The current system of research support in the United States does not encourage the study of orphan viruses until they emerge as proven pathogens, a significant departure from the previous longstanding and productive policy.