slow virus

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a virus that remains dormant in the body for a long time before symptoms appear

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DISCUSSION: Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE) is a slow virus disease caused by persistent infection by mutant measles virus.
Western medical research finally traced the disease to what became the first human slow virus, and its spread to the ritual consumption of loved ones after death.
Maybe it's like the turtle and the hare," he says, and the slow virus will eventually win.
The disease was then thought to be caused by a slow virus.
Because researchers are unsure about how to classify them, various names have been ascribed for them, such as slow virus, virino, viroid, virion and prion, or proteinaceous infectious particle.