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How are viruses similar to parasites?

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Parasites are living organisms that exploit each other, and other organisms (e.g. Humans, Roaches)
Viruses are not necessarily organisms and destroy its host (similar to parasite) but cannot live without its host, whereas a parasite can live without a host.

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Viruses are similar to parasites in that they live in the human body system. In order for them to be able to reproduce/survive, they require a live host where they can get their nutrients from.

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I think it's because they require living hosts to survive and reproduce

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