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Viral Infections - How Viruses Work and Ways To Treat Them

viruses are capsules with genetic

material inside they are very tiny much

smaller than bacteria viruses cause

familiar infectious diseases such as the

common cold flu and warts they also

cause severe illnesses such as hiv/aids

smallpox and hemorrhagic fevers viruses

are like hijackers they invade living

normal cells and use those cells to

multiply and produce other viruses like

themselves this eventually kills the

cells which can make you sick viral

infections are hard to treat because

viruses live inside your bodies cells

they are protected from medicines which

usually move through your bloodstream

antibiotics do not work for viral

infections there are a few antiviral

medicines available vaccines can help

prevent you from getting many viral

diseases