Scientists have discovered a virus that can infect another virus i.e. viruses can catch colds, says study that redefines life itself.
(Rotavirus particle, source – wikipedia)
A virus is a microorganism. A virus is a small particle that can infect living organisms. Viruses do not belong to any of the six kingdoms. They are generally seen as being between living organisms and inanimate nature, rather than alive, since they do not show all characteristics of living organisms.
Virus is biological agent which can cause common diseases such as common cold, influenza, chickenpox, diarrhea and cold sores. Serious diseases such as Ebola, AIDS, avian influenza etc. Now, scientists have discovered a virus that can infect another virus i.e. viruses can catch colds, says study that redefines life itself.
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There’s no doubt that this is a living organism. The fact that it can get sick makes it more alive.
The cold is the most common illness. By the age of 70, most of us will have suffered an average of 200 colds and spent three years coughing and sneezing. It was just something you had to grin and bear. However, a new nasal spray called Vicks First Defence could change all that by stopping the sniffles before thy start and is being hailed as the biggest breakthrough in cold remedies for years. P&G Health Sciences Institute has more information on this product as well as how viruses cause us common colds. This product has been launched in Germany, Austria, Italy and scheduled around the UK next month (price Ã‚Â£6.99).