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Viral Diseases

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  • Actions of viruses on the host cell disrupt homeostasis, whether it is by lysis, or if the cell spends time and energy replicating the virus. 

    There are many infectious diseases caused by viruses, the common cold and flu(influenza) are just two examples. 

    Read the following pages on How Stuff Works

    Then watch the video, Flu Attack! How a Virus Invades Your Body