Viruses and Evasion of the Immune System

I am on twitter (@travishale) as well as reddit and on occasion I see threads and questions about why some viruses can be ‘destroyed’ by the immune system (I.e., a cold) but then other viruses are more persistent and can recur (I.e., Herpes Simplex I (HSV-I) also known as Cold Sores). I wanted to explore this a little bit more, but before I do I wanted to note that whilst I have a background in Microbiology, I am not a […]

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