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Unformatted text preview: Herpes simplex c. Chronic infections 1). Usually low grade symptoms (some acute) 2). Infections prolonged 3). Viruses continually present 4). Ex. Hepatitis B or C d. Slow infections (1). Develop very slowly, over long period time (years) (2). Few symptoms (3). Viruses gradually increase in number (4). Frequently lethal (5). Ex. HIV (AIDS) C. Prions 1. Protein molecules, no nucleic acids 2. Infections develop very slowly, usually fatal 3. Ex. Transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (mad cow disease)...
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- Fall '09
- Transmissible spongiform encephalopathy, Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis, A. Acute infections, B. Persistent infections