The Strange Beauty Of Viruses Under The Microscope

 

 

Influenza

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Commonly known as the “flu”, is an infectious disease caused by this virus. There’s a wide range of influenzas with mild to severe symptoms. The most common ones are high fever, runny nose, sore throat, muscle pains, headache, coughing, and feeling tired. Most common Influenza spreads around the world in a yearly outbreak, resulting in about three to five million cases of severe illness. Every year there’s a new vaccine, as the virus strain adapts to the last one.

Dengue

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It’s a mosquito-borne virus of the family. Dengue is found in tropical and sub-tropical climates worldwide, mostly in urban and semi-urban areas. The disease occurs most often during the rainy season in areas with high numbers of infected mosquitoes, as they’re the only ones who can transmit the disease. A person with dengue fever is not contagious.