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Superglossary - Health
Category: Health and Medicine > Disease
Date & country: 18/12/2013, US
Words: 309


Viral Swarm
(aka mutant swarm) A group of viruses of the same species but with slightly different genetic sequen

Virulence
From the Latin word virulentus, which means 'full of poison.' The relative ability of a microbe to c

Virus
A sub-microscopic infectious agent that is unable to grow or reproduce outside of a host cell. Each

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCS)
Organic compounds that evaporate readily into the air. VOCs include substances such as benzene, tolu

VRSA
Vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (VRSA) is a strain of Staphylococcus aureus that has beco

XDR-TB
Extreme drug resistant TB

Yellow Fever
An acute, often-fatal, infectiousdisease of warm climates--caused by a virus transmitted by mosquito

Yersinia Pestis
The bacterial causative agent of Bubonic Plague. Named in honor of the discoverer Alexandre Yersin a

Zoonoses
Diseases which occur primarily in animals but may occasionally be transmitted to people eg. Lyme dis