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The vast majority of coughs are caused by winter viruses. The Sun (2017)It targets the viruses that cause the bug before the symptoms worsen and engulf you. The Sun (2017)Some simple viruses can cause coughs that end up going way beyond the three-week average. The Sun (2017)The virus was also detected at a chicken farm in the west of Vendée. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There are about 200 forms of the cold virus, and flu is caused by a different group of viruses. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The presence of the virus was detected after his arrival here. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Thus drugs capable of damaging viruses can damage the body cells as well. The Harper Dictionary of Science in Everyday Language (1988)The thought of wild birds bringing a mysterious and deadly virus to these shores is not pleasant. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Probably two thirds of us will encounter the flu virus but only a third will get symptoms. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Older plants are likely to have virus diseases. The Sun (2008)Perhaps we are not so dissimilar from germs and viruses. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Or maybe the computer had a virus. The Sun (2013)The usual cause is a virus and it typically clears within a week or two. The Sun (2012)But it is the only virus capable of invading arteries in the brain. The Sun (2009)The potentially deadly virus is spread via blood and damages the liver. The Sun (2016)Online criminals target computers using viruses that record debit and credit card details. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Most sore throats are caused by viruses or tonsillitis. The Sun (2013)The apparent change means patients are more likely to pass on the deadly virus. The Sun (2014)Also that year there were scary stories predicting that some flu vaccines might claim more lives than the flu virus. The Sun (2011)The virus was first detected last June. Times, Sunday Times (2011)That's too quick for the natural course of a virus disease. The Allergy Handbook (1988)It was the first time the virus had been detected in Austria. The Sun (2006)This could rise dramatically if other vaccine makers turned their factories over to the production of a jab against a pandemic flu virus. Times, Sunday Times (2006)And we have vaccines for almost all of the world's diseases and viruses. The Sun (2013)And these germs - unlike viruses - are blasted by antibiotics. The Sun (2010)
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British English: virus /ˈvaɪrəs/ NOUN
A virus is a kind of germ that can cause disease.
There are many different strains of flu virus.
- American English: virus
- Arabic: فَيْرُوس
- Brazilian Portuguese: vírus
- Chinese: 病毒
- Croatian: virus
- Czech: vir
- Danish: virus
- Dutch: virus
- European Spanish: virus
- Finnish: virus
- French: virus
- German: Virus
- Greek: ιός
- Italian: virus
- Japanese: ウイルス
- Korean: 바이러스
- Norwegian: virus
- Polish: wirus
- European Portuguese: vírus
- Romanian: virus
- Russian: вирус
- Spanish: virus
- Swedish: virus
- Thai: เชื้อไวรัส
- Turkish: virüs
- Ukrainian: вірус
- Vietnamese: vi-rút
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