In details


Virology: Science that studies viruses

What is it - biological definition

Virology is a science, a branch of microbiology, that studies viruses and their properties.

The main themes and properties of viruses studied by virology are:

- Capacity and forms of replication of viruses (how they multiply within an organism)

- virus structures and their classifications;

- diseases caused by viruses;

- Forms of immunization against viruses (viral immunology)

- Viral therapies and vaccines;

- viral infection control systems;

- Epidemics and pandemics caused by viruses;

- Diagnostic methods and systems for the presence of viruses in organisms;

- Antiviral chemotherapy.