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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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Molecular and cellular aspects of measles virus persistence in the CNS.
In the past year alone, the NCSA reports that an estimated 10 virus encounters per 1,000 PCs every month, and over 70% of infections occurred through diskette distribution.
Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) targeting the Ebola virus, NEUGENE drugs protected three animal species from lethal challenges with this virus (see PloS Pathog 2(1): e1).
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.
The virus -- which also has the attributes of a ``worm'' because it propels itself through computer networks -- primarily spreads when computer users open an attachment on the ``ILOVEYOU'' e-mail.
AOL will also allow IE users to install a free security toolbar when they download Active Virus Shield.
However, the mutation to virulence is unpredictable and may occur very soon after the virus is introduced to poultry or after the LPAI virus has circulated in domestic birds for several months.
The scientists aim to intersperse virus cages with the ferritin-like cages to create two-dimensional arrays that could be incorporated into magnetic data-storage devices.
Under an electron microscope (which uses beams of electrons instead of light rays), scientists magnify the virus 100,000 times.
For example, the ``Concept'' virus, which infects Word documents, is not deliberately destructive.
AVI's NEUGENE antisense drug development program against the influenza A virus specifically targets genetic regions of the virus that are highly conserved between six viral subtypes that cause human disease.
Designing pathogenesis studies for arboviruses that accurately simulate natural infection requires quantifying the amount of virus transmitted.
Duvenhage virus was isolated from a patient who died of a rabieslike disease after being scratched by a bat early in 2006.