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viruses 7.1


How are viruses like organisms? They can multiply.
What is the structure of a virus? have 2 basic parts: protein coat(protects virus), and inner core(made of genetic material)
How do viruses multiply? attach to host cell; enter cell; genetic material takes over cell function; instructs cell to produce virus proteins and genetic material; assemble into new viruses some immediately others wait.
How can you treat a viral disease? rest, fluids, eat balanced diet.
virus tiny nonliving particle that invades then multiplies inside a living cell.
host living thing that provides energy for a virus or organism.
parasite organisms that live on or in a host and cause it harm.
bacteriophage virus that infects bacteria.
vaccine a substance introduced into the body to stimulate the production of chemicals that destroy specific disease causing viruses and organisms.
Created by: Lisa Leonard