Last Updated on Aug 02, 2021

Glossary

Zoonosis: Viruses that shift hosts from animals to humans

Reverse zoonosis: Viruses that shift hosts from humans to animals

Live-attenuated virus vaccine: Viruses used as vaccines where the infectious particle is removed while the rest of the virus can multiply through targeted sequence deletions or mutations.


Inactivated virus: Viruses used as vaccines where radiation, heat, or chemicals inactivate the virus.

Nosocomial infection: Infections that develop in hospitals

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