Virus

Technology / Computers / Virus: A program or piece of code that is loaded onto your computer without your knowledge and runs against your wishes. Most viruses can also replicate themselves. All computer viruses are manmade. A simple virus that can make a copy of itself over and over again is relatively easy to produce. Even such a simple virus is dangerous because it will quickly use all available memory and bring the system to a halt. An even more dangerous type of virus is one capable of transmitting itself across networks and bypassing security systems.

Simian Immunodeficiency Virus (SIV)

Health / Disease / Simian Immunodeficiency Virus (SIV): A virus that is found, in numerous strains, in primates. MORE

Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

Health / Disease / Human Papillomavirus (HPV): A diverse group of viruses that infect the skin and mucous membranes of humans and a variety of animals. Over 100 different human papillomavirus (HPV) types have been identified. Some HPV types may ca MORE

Hantavirus Cardiopulmonary Syndrome

Health / Disease / Hantavirus Cardiopulmonary Syndrome: A deadly disease transmitted to humans by infected rodents through urine, droppings, or saliva. Humans can contract the disease when they breathe in aerosolized virus. Although rare it has a high mort MORE

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