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2. What is a Virus?

Viruses are tiny organisms that are 10,000 times smaller than the diameter of a single human hair. Viral activity is responsible for diseases like rabies, herpes, and all types of influenza. A virus is not a living microbe but consists of genetic material like RNA or DNA which is surrounded by either a protein, glycoprotein, or lipid (fat).

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