Diseases Caused by Viruses

Micro-organisms are all around us. We cannot see them, but they have the ability to alter our lives and bring them to a standstill. If you’ve ever seen a virus (and there is little to no possibility of that), you will definitely be amazed at how a speck of almost nothing is responsible for so many diseases and disorders, not only in humans, but also in plants, animals and even bacteria (don’t they belong to the micro-organism family too?). The peculiar characteristic of viruses, is that they multiply only in living organisms. That is one of the primary reasons why they are present almost everywhere. Most infectious diseases are caused by viruses, or a combination of viruses and bacteria. Many of them are curable, but some are really dangerous, and can prove to be fatal too. Hence, it is important to know about these diseases and take the necessary precautions against them. Small and simple habits can make a big difference and can help you prevent an onslaught of conditions that can leave you weak and listless. Let us take a look at extensive lists of diseases that viruses can cause in almost any living organism.

Diseases in Humans

Only proper hygiene and care can help prevent these diseases. While some of them are easily preventable and curable, some can prove to be fatal if not diagnosed and treated on time. Hence, a viral infection must never be taken lightly.

• Mumps
• Dengue
• Rabies
• Zoster
• Roseola
• HIV-AIDS
• Smallpox
• Shingles
• Swine Flu
• Influenza
• Zika Fever
• Chickenpox
• Flat Warts
• Chikungunya
• Hepatitis B
• Hepatitis C
• Hepatitis D
• Hepatitis E
• Viral Fevers
• Lábrea Fever
• Plantar Wart
• Common Warts
• Yellow Fever
• Bronchiolitis
• Poliomyelitis
• Genital Warts
• NANB Hepatitis
• Sinus Headache
• Viral Exanthem
• West Nile Fever
• Herpes (Sacral)
• Cervical Cancer
• Bornholm Disease
• Herpetic Whitlow
• Avian or Bird Flu
• Measles (Rubella)
• Measles (Rubeola)
• Slow Virus Disease
• BK Virus Infection
• Viral Encephalitis
• Herpes (Orofacial)
• Colorado Tick Fever
• Human Papillomavirus
• Mayaro Virus Disease
• Erythema Infectiosum
• Adenovirus Infection
• Calicivirus Infection
• Enterovirus Infection
• Warts Kawasaki Disease
• Arboviral Encephalitis
• SARS by the Coronavirus
• Infectious Mononucleosis
• HTLV-I,II,III Infections
• Noroviral Gastroenteritis
• Marburg Hemorrhagic Fever
• Human Bocavirus Infection
• Human Parvovirus Infection
• Bolivian Hemorrhagic Fever
• Coxsackie Virus A Infection
• Coxsackie B Virus Infection
• Argentine Hemorrhagic Fever
• Brazilian Hemorrhagic Fever
• Hand-Foot-and-Mouth Disease
• Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis
• Venezuelan Hemorrhagic Fever
• Genital Herpes Simplex Virus
• Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome
• Diarrhea caused by Astrovirus
• Parainfluenza Virus Infections
• Common Cold caused by Rhinovirus
• Hepatitis A caused by Hepatovirus
• Molluscum Contagiosum (pediatric)
• Human Metapneumovirus Infections (respiratory)
• Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infections (children)
• Rotavirus Infection (mostly diarrhea among children)

Diseases in Animals

Now, let us move on to our four legged friends, who are not spared by these viruses either. Many of these viral diseases can be transferred from animals kept as pets, livestock or cattle, to humans around them. Hence, it is important to keep the animals in clean and hygienic conditions.

• Cowpox
• Rabies
• Monkeypox
• Turkeypox
• Bluetongue
• Rinderpest
• Myxomatosis
• Borna Disease
• H1N1 Influenza
• Canine Distemper
• Equine Arteritis
• Bovine Herpesvirus
• African Swine Fever
• Feline Panlekopenia
• Henipavirus Disease
• Hantavirus Infection
• Viral Conjunctivitis
• Bovine Viral Diarrhea
• Classical Swine Fever
• Equine Viral Arteritis
• Feline Rhinotracheitis
• Foot and Mouth Disease
• Menangle Virus Disease
• Tick Borne-Encephalitis
• Equine Infectious Anemia
• Infectious Salmon Anmeia
• Simian Hemorrhagic Fever
• West Nile Virus Infection
• Inflammatory Bowel Disease
• Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease
• Canine Parvovirus Infection
• Feline Retrovirus Infection
• Equine Herpes (Virus Type 1)
• Feline Calicivirus Infection
• Feline Coronavirus Infection
• Porcine Circovirus Infection
• Feline Herpesvirus Infections
• Feline Infectious Peritonitis
• Feline Leukemia Virus Infection
• Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis
• Canine Parainfluenza Virus Infection
• Elephant Endotheliotropic Herpesvirus
• Feline Immunodeficiency Virus Infection
• Bovine Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection
• Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome
• Canine Hepatitis (caused by Adenovirus type 1)

Diseases in Plants

After animals, let us now see some of the viral diseases that affect plants. Most of these ruin the plants and crops that they affect. There’s no real way to protect the plants from them, other than keeping them clean and well nourished all the time. They attack the plant from within and spread rapidly. Hence, the plant has little or no life after it is affected.

• Cankers
• Bud Blight
• Psorosis A
• Necrotic Spots
• Fanleaf Disease
• Peony Ring Spot
• Wound Tumor Virus
• Tomato Bushy Stunt
• Tomato Spotted Wilt
• Yellow Mosaic Virus
• Rose Mosaic Virus Disease
• Peanut Stunt Virus Disease
• Tobacco Mosaic Virus Disease
• Alfalfa Mosaic Virus Disease
• Lettuce Mosaic Virus Disease
• Tobacco Etch Virus Infection
• Sugarcane Mosaic Virus Disease
• Bean Common Mosaic Virus Disease
• Bean Yellow Mosaic Virus Disease
• Cauliflower Mosaic Virus Disease
• Pea Enation Mosaic Virus Disease
• Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus Disease
• Wheat Streak Mosaic Virus Disease
• Quirking Virus Disease (on Datura)
• Chrysanthemum-Stunt Virus Disease
• Zucchini Yellow Mosaic Virus Disease

These diseases can be very deadly at times. A large number of people have fallen prey to viral diseases and lost their lives to them too. So follow stay clean and eat healthy food to build up a healthy immune system, and have a life free from disease!

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