What are the possible ways for transmission of viral infection?

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Louis Rosner
Neurology
Viral infections can be divided into three groups:
  • Those transmitted by insects such as mosquitoes, ticks, or biting flies.
  • Those transmitted by exposure to or consumption of animals that are host to the virus.
  • Those transmitted from human to human.
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Viral infections like herpes simplex, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), chicken pox and rotavirus are infections caused by a virus instead of a bacterium. Viral infections do not respond to antibiotics, but some specific viruses ...

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