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what are the viruses and prions and the diseases associated with each


what are the viruses and prions and the diseases associated with each

Step 1

The pathogen is any microorganism that causes the disease to live beings. It is also referred to as an infectious agent or germ. It disturbs the normal physiology of biological beings. Viruses are the pathogens, that infects the body of the host. On the other hand, prions are the infectious particles that are at the borderline of the living beings and the non-living being.

Step 2

Viruses are the microorganism that has genetic material covered by the protein coat. This protein coat is termed as the capsid. Some viruses contain lipid also to cover the protein coat. Once the virus enters inside the host’s body, then the viral DNA or RNA gets replicated to form the copies. Due to this, the host’s cell dies, and our body gets more infected. Example of the virus is an influenza virus, which causes season flu in humans.

Prions are the proteinaceous structure, that can easily ...

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