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Zoonotic Disease
An infectious disease that is capable of being transmitted by vertebrate to animals to humans.
3 examples of zoonotic diseases
1. Ebola- Primates
2. Plaque- Raccoons
3. Taxo-plasmosis- Cats
Virus life cycle
Virus enters a cell or simply injects its own DNA into the cell
Virus life cycle step 1
A virus takes over the host's metabolic pathway utilizing ATP and enzymes to generate virus particles.
Virus life cycle step 2
From a single virus tens of thousands of new viruses can be produced.
Virus life cycle step 3
Virus can only infect a limited number of hosts.
In a multicellular host, viruses can only infect a limited number of cells.
Emerging Virus
A newly discovered virus that is increasing in incidence or has the potential to increase in incidence.
3 examples of emerging virus
- West Nile
- Swine Flue
Pathways of an emerging virus - Step 1
Mutation of an existing virus.
Pathways of an emerging virus - Step 2
Dissemination of viral diseases from small, isolated human populations.
Pathways of an emerging virus - Step 3
Spread of existing viruses from other animals which become sources of new diseases in humans.