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Herpesvirus vs. Retrovirus

Learn about the differences in mechanisms and outcomes of chronicity induced by herpesviruses and retroviruses.

Although retrovirus and herpesvirus determine chronic and persistent infections, the mechanisms are different.

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  • Do you have cold sores? Reflect on when they come back.

  • Look for the definition of endogenous retroviruses. See if you find what percentage of the genome of mammals (or humans) is considered to correspond to endogenous retroviruses.

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Animal Viruses: Their Transmission and the Diseases They Produce

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