Do You Know? 5 Viruses That Cause Infectious Diseases

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The size of the virus is very small. It can only be seen with an electron microscope. Viruses can cause many infectious diseases. Let’s get to know some viruses!

Dengue Virus

This virus is transmitted to humans through the Aedes aegypti mosquito. The disease caused is dengue fever. Currently, dengue fever is an endemic disease in Southeast Asia.

Influenza Virus

There are 3 types of influenza viruses. Influenza A viruses usually infect animals. Influenza B and C viruses can infect humans. Each type of virus can cause different symptoms of the disease. Oh yes, this virus is easily transmitted through the air.

Smallpox Virus

Smallpox is a very dangerous disease. The smallpox virus causes large lumps all over the body. It is highly contagious and can cause death. Currently, the smallpox virus is almost gone because of the smallpox vaccine.

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Rotavirus

This is a virus that likes to cause diarrhea, especially in infants and children. This virus can spread very quickly. However, now this virus can be prevented by giving rotavirus vaccination.

Corona Virus

Coronavirus is a virus that infects the respiratory system and causes flu to lung infections. The coronavirus or SARS-Cov-2 belongs to the SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) virus group. This virus is now spreading very fast all over the world.

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