A 40-year-old member asked:
Disclaimer

What cause viruses in the humans body?

1 doctor answer
Dr. Stephen Scholand
22 years experience in Infectious Disease
Ecology of viruses: Viruses, like many other living things, are just looking for a 'home'. All of life is like that -and we can find viruses affecting not just humans but many other species of animals, even plants! The question is, 'is this virus causing a disease'? That is what doctors are for -to help you determine when to step in and take action. If you are concerned about a certain virus, ask more questions.
Answered on May 26, 2015

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month

Related questions:

A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience in Surgical Oncology
Probably days: Infection is largely latent in B cells, neoplastic KS spindle cells, and some atypical endothelial cells in KS. Lytic infection occurs in
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience in Endocrinology
Virus: attaches to cell membrane, cross membrane then depending on type of virus makes you sick. Great wikipedia question.
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julan Crane
24 years experience in Pediatrics
Virus : Each virus is different
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Reeves
29 years experience in Neurology
Yes: If viral antigens or epitopes are expressed on the surface of the infected cell, then yes. They may "fix complement" leading to lysis.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month