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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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We document and discuss the possible role of migratory birds in the spread of HPAI H5N1 virus during the second half of 2005, on the basis of information and data concerning the role of waterfowl in the ecology of avian influenza viruses; the pattern of Anatidae bird migrations across the western Palearctic, and contemporary, satellite-derived temperature data.
When a mosquito feeds on the blood of an infected animal--especially birds--it delivers the virus to other creatures it bites.
One year ago, the researchers reported that the Sindbis virus could target cancerous hamster-kidney cells that had been implanted under the skin of mice.
based Internet security firm, estimated the virus could cost businesses across the world up to $1 billion to clean up.
In today's environment of organized cybercrime and ever-changing online threats, it's more important than ever for consumers to have comprehensive virus and spyware protection that's continuously updated and easy-to-use," said Steve Orenberg, President, Kaspersky Lab, Inc.
Humans acutely infected with influenza A virus have a high virus titer in their respiratory secretions, which will be aerosolized when the patient sneezes or coughs.
Belcher suggests that one end of a virus might be designed to carry a magnetic material, and the other a chemical group that binds to a toxic pollutant.
After 24 hours the cells develop reddish-blue lumps--clear evidence of a virus.
Most virus writers are the graffiti scribblers of cyberspace, since only about one-third of viruses are deliberately destructive.
1) was identified from virus samples from this patient; the sequence was identical to sequences from measles viruses collected in Nairobi and Machakos, Kenya, in October 2005 (Figure).
This bird doesn't migrate, so it must have caught the virus locally.
The genus Lyssavirus within the family Rhabdoviridae currently includes rabies virus (RABV) (genotype 1) and 6 rabies-related viruses: 3 from Africa, Lagos bat virus (LBV) (genotype 2), Mokola virus (MOKV) (genotype 3), and Duvenhage virus (DUVV) (genotype 4); European bat lyssaviruses 1 and 2 (EBEV1 and 2) (genotypes 5 and 6); and Australian bat lyssavirus (ABEV) (genotype 7) (1).
A: Bird flu, or avian influenza, is a disease caused by a virus.
New copies of the virus particles are made only" inside a wasp's ovaries, where the virus apparently causes no harm.
The first step in protecting against the damage viruses cause is to understand exactly what a computer virus is and how it behaves.