Virus Database

West Nile Virus

The West Nile Virus can bring on an illness that is linked to two different types of encephalitis. The virus can be found in wild bird species and can be passed on to [...]


Smallpox is characterized by a rash and fluid-filled blisters. There are two variants of the disease with the more severe version resulting in a mortality rate of between [...]

Sinusitis Definition

Sinusitis Definition Sinusitis is a condition observed when a person has a lot of swelling in the tissues of their sinuses. This generally occurs when the sinuses [...]

Shingles Virus When To Vaccinate

Shingles is a painful rash that is caused by the varicella zoster virus, the one responsible for chickenpox, and is also known as herpes zoster. According to the CDC, nearly [...]

Rubella Virus Vaccine

According to the Mayo Clinic, rubella is a viral infection that produces a red rash. Rubella is similar to measles, and is sometimes referred to as German measles or [...]

Rotavirus Symptoms Treatment

The Rotavirus is a part of the Reoviridae class of viruses. It is a group 3 classification that contains segmented, double-stranded RNA viruses (dsRNA) that are found within [...]

Rhinovirus Symptoms Facts

Rhinoviruses are very common and include the Adenovirus. Rhinoviruses can cause the common cold and often irritate the nose, throat, and lungs.  Rhinoviruses thrive in [...]

Rabies Virus Treatment

Rabies is a viral disease that can be contracted by humans via other mammals. By attacking the central nervous system, rabies causes brain swelling and a variety of different [...]

Mumps Virus Symptoms Treatment

Mumps (epidemic parotitis) is a viral infection which is highly contagious. It is less common now than in the past because the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine (MMR) is [...]
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