Journal of Antivirals is one among the best top peer-reviewed journals in the world. The journal covers the whole field of antivirals and antiretrovirals. The study mainly focuses on antiviral drugs, Antiviral drugs are 1 class of antimicrobials which also include antifungal, antimicrobial, and antiparasitic . The antiviral drugs are harmless to the host and therefore can be used to treat different viral infections. Antivirals can also be found in essential oils of some herbs, with the help of ayurveda such as eucalyptus oil and its constituents.
Viral diseases are extremely widespread infections which are caused mainly by viruses. There are many typical types of viruses existing in the world which cause a variety of life time diseases and cancers. The most common type of viral diseases that we can observe is common cold, which is a viral infection of the upper respiratory tract, which is one the example for contagious (which can spread from person to person)
Viruses cannot exist without the support (host) and for survival they need to spread to another host. This is because the original host may either die or eliminate the infection. There are several viruses that have an animal or plant reservoir from where they affect humans. Bodyâs first line of defense against viruses is innate immune system which is made up of cells and other mechanisms that defend the host from infection. This provides a temporary protection against the viral onslaught. During adaptive immunity the faces the virus and remembers it. This is a more permanent form of immunity that may last a life time against the particular strain of virus. Specific antibodies are produced against the virus. One main reason for the study of viruses is the fact that they cause many infectious diseases, among them the common cold, influenza, rabies, measles, many forms of diarrhea, hepatitis, yellow fever, polio, smallpox and AIDS. Some viruses, known as oncoviruses, contribute to certain forms of cancer. The best studied example is the association between Human papillomavirus and cervical cancer. It is now acknowledged that almost all cases of cervical cancer are caused by certain strains of this sexually transmitted virus.
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Last date updated on June, 2014