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Virus

A virus is a microscopic organism that causes infection and disease. Viral illnesses can range from mild to severe. Some examples are the common cold, West Nile virus, polio, and smallpox.

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Christine Hahn, MD - Epidemiology
Current as of July 9, 2012

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Last Updated: July 09, 2012
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