Unformatted text preview: In the early 1892, a virus was proved to cause a plant disease, tobacco mosaic disease. The first animal disease proved to be caused by a virus was foot and mouth disease in 1898. In 1901, Walter Reed proved that a virus was responsible for a human disease, yellow fever. We now know that many diseases of plants, domestic animals and humans are caused by viruses. We probably have not yet identified all viruses that affect humans. Several newly discovered viruses include HIV (AIDS virus), Hantavirus in the form that occurs in the American Southwest, Venezuelan hemorrhagic fever, and Ebola fever virus....
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- Fall '09
- causative agents, Walter Reed, Venezuelan hemorrhagic fever, Ebola fever virus