Viruses are incredibly tiny infectious agents. They are composed of a genetic component, like DNA or RNA, that is encased in a protein coat. Your body’s cells are invaded by viruses, which then use the cells’ components to aid in their own multiplication. Infected cells are frequently damaged or destroyed during this process. Any illness or medical condition brought on by a virus is referred to as a viral disease.
Although many viral diseases are contagious, not all viral diseases are contagious, meaning they don’t always spread from person to person. The flu, the common cold, HIV, and herpes are examples of contagious viral diseases.
Join Yashoda Health Podcast with Dr. K Seshi Kiran, Consultant General Physician, Yashoda Hospitals to learn more about the Viral Illnesses