Technology / Email / Virus: A program or computer code that affects or interferes with a computer's operating system and gets spread to other computers accidentally or on purpose through email messages, downloads, infected CDs or network messages. See worm.

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


Technology / Computers / Antivirus: Software that prevents files containing viruses from being executed on a computer, as well as detects, repairs, and removes infected files. MORE

Boot Sector Virus

Technology / Computers / Boot Sector Virus: A virus that infects the boot sector of a disk. Booting the system then loads the virus into the hard disk every time the system is started. This is a very common form of computer virus. MORE

Endogenous Retrovirus

Health / Disease / Endogenous Retrovirus: Integrated retroviruses derived from infection of the germline (egg or sperm) of an ancestral organism. All vertebrates are thought to carry numerous endogenous retroviruses. MORE