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Column: Viruses lurk between the living and nonliving

  • CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION
                                The influenza virus is particularly proficient at changing itself to sneak past the human immune system.

    CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION

    The influenza virus is particularly proficient at changing itself to sneak past the human immune system.

In 1898, Friedrich Loeffler and Paul Frosch discovered that the cause of foot-and-mouth disease in livestock was an infectious particle smaller than any bacteria. This was the first clue to the nature of viruses. Read more

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