The swiftMD can help diagnose and treat viruses. Viruses re not technically alive as they cannot replicate on their own. To reproduce they must infect a host cell of an organism. Once inside a host organism’s cell a virus will take over the cell in order to reproduce.

Viruses cause several infectious diseases in humans from the common cold, influenza, warts, to more serious diseases including HIV/AIDS, Ebola and Zika.

Vaccines are biological agents that provide immunity to specific diseases.  Vaccines are the most effective method of protection against certain viruses including measles, mumps, rubella, influenza, human papillomavirus and chickenpox. For most viral infections the course of treatment usually includes treating the symptoms of the infection while waiting for the immune system to fight the virus. However, viral infections such as HIV need to be managed with antiretroviral drugs for life.

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