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Introduction to Week 6

Watch Esperanza Gomez-Lucia introduce the importance of chronic diseases and how difficult they are to fight against.

Chronic diseases are a real problem, especially if there are no clinical signs and the animal is left undiagnosed.

It may spread the virus to other animals, and when we finally realize it, most of the “fellow” animals are infected. Animals do end up showing clinical signs, sometimes as a consequence of reactivation, and some others when there are too many cells infected.

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Which retroviral or herpesviral diseases do you know? Do you know or have you noticed when reactivation occurs? Please, share your thoughts in the comments.

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Animal Viruses: Their Transmission and the Diseases They Produce

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