Viruses are neither prokaryotic nor eukaryotic. Viruses are in a separate category known as obligate intracellular parasites. By themselves, viruses do not carry the biological material necessary to reproduce; they can only replicate themselves by infecting prokaryotic or eukaryotic cells.Know More
A virus carries just enough genetic information to replicate itself inside prokaryotic or eukaryotic cells by hijacking the cell's internal reproduction mechanisms. Because viruses are smaller, simpler parasites, they often infect only a few species.
There is no known virus that can infect every animal on earth. For example, the Ebola Zaire virus is disastrous in humans, but the virus can be safely carried by its natural host, bats.Learn more about Biology
Macro viruses are computer viruses that use an application, such as a word processor’s programming language, to distribute themselves. A macro virus is often be difficult to detect and can be spread through email attachments, discs, networks, modems and the Internet.Full Answer >
Viruses are named scientifically similarly to organisms; they are referred to by genus and species name. Above these, two classification systems, supplemental to each, create a taxonomy for viruses.Full Answer >
According to the UK's National Health Service, it's possible for a cold virus to survive outside the body for more than one week. Viruses last longer in indoor environments. However, after 24 hours, cold viruses start to become less infectious.Full Answer >
The fatal Ebola virus is wide spread in East Africa, it is caused by the RNA virus and its symptoms are similar to other viral infections. Bleeding occurs during the later stages and it can be transmitted from animals to humans.Full Answer >