[Virology] Re: A virus kills?

bob via virology%40net.bio.net (by bbx107 from excite.XXXX.com)
Wed Jan 20 16:32:26 EST 2010


On Tue, 19 Jan 2010 09:20:05 -0800 (PST), IHHNV
<artsanchez04 from gmail.com> wrote:

>Hi...
>
>I am just starting to work on viruses. Somebody ask me if I know how
>an shrimp virus kills the shrimp. I was really surprised. I didn´t
>notice before. But... a virus kills? 

It depends on the virus. You'll need to look for specific info about
the virus you are concerned with.

bob


>I mean... I understand that
>phages are able to kill bacteria... but an animal virus can kill the
>animal? Or it is just, as on HIV, that immune defenses are so low that
>oportunistic pathogens really kill the host? In case there is a known
>case of a killing virus... can some one let me know the molecular
>events directing the host dead? Also I will be very grateful if some
>one let me know published articles related to this topic....
>
>Thanks in advance for your help



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