The words “virus and medical usage,” do send mixed signals to the mind, stirring up some degree of confusion. But this is to be expected given that these viruses are known to cause diseases, suffering, and even death.
Despite the bad reputation that the word, virus bears, these microorganisms, like bacteria, can be important, as they could be beneficial in human health treatments and medicinal purposes.
This post will review 10 of the viruses that can be harnessed for medical treatments, beginning with the HIV virus.
1. HIV virus.
HIV (Human immunodeficiency virus) is a virus that weakens the immune system, and an extended weakening of the system, which could take years, will result in AIDS (Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome). The disease, which has caused the death of millions of people, is fatal if no medical attention is sought. Regardless of how deadly it is, disabled HIV virus has been found to be useful in the treatment of leukemia. The treatment works by using the virus to engineer T-cells, in 22 days, to kill leukemic cells.
2. Zika virus.
Zika virus, a disease transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes, causes zika fever. Zika virus also causes massive damage to the brain of a growing fetus. Despite all of these shortcomings, it could be used to treat aggressive brain cancer. Research has shown that the zika virus can kill brain cancer cells, which have proved to be resistant to standard treatments while leaving healthy ones untouched. Brain cancer is fatal, but hopefully, the lethal power of the Zika Virus could be directed at effectively treating the malignant cells in the brain.
These are single-stranded ribonucleic acid (RNA) Virus associated with various human and mammalian diseases. The disease mainly causes flu-like illness with fever and body aches. In a few cases, it could lead to viral meningitis. The virus, on the other hand, has shown a lot of positive signs in cancer treatment therapy.
4. Murine norovirus.
This mice infecting virus can be a significant milestone for medicinal purposes because of its role in the development of the intestine and the immune system of mice. The murine norovirus could help recover the functions of specific gut bacteria. Healthy gut bacteria help absorb or digest food like carbohydrates.
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