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This could happen because of differences in the ability of one society’s support net to provide for effective medical treatment, or to provide for isolation of infected individuals, or to have available the most effective treatment protocols. Taken in whole, the study of human infectious disease caused by viruses and other pathogens defines the field of epidemiology (in animals it is termed epizoology). This field requires a good understanding of the nature of the disease under study and the types of medical and other 5 6 BASIC VIROLOGY PART I VIROLOGY AND VIRAL DISEASE remedies available to treat it and counter its spread, and some appreciation for the dynamics and particular nuances and peculiarities of the society or population in which the disease occurs.

Disturbingly, passage of sheep scrapie through cattle in England has apparently led to the generation of a new form of human disease similar to, but distinct from, CJD. The existence of such pathogens provides further circumstantial evidence for the idea that viruses are ultimately derived from cells. It also provides support for the possibility that viruses had multiple origins in evolutionary time. 13 14 BASIC VIROLOGY PART I VIROLOGY AND VIRAL DISEASE QUESTIONS FOR CHAPTER 1 1 Viruses are a part of the biosphere.

Following entry, many types of viruses must move or be moved through the host to establish infection at a preferred site, the infection of which results in disease symptoms. This site, often referred to as the target tissue or target organ, is often (but not always) important in mediating the symptoms of disease, or the spread, or both. There are several modes of virus spread in the host. Perhaps the most frequent mode utilized by viruses is through the circulatory system (viremia). A number of viruses can spread in the bloodstream either passively as free virus or adsorbed to the surface of cells that they do not infect, such as red blood cells.

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