What Is an Example of a Viral Infection?


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There are several respiratory viral infections, such as rhinovirus, seasonal influenza and respiratory syncytical virus, says MedicineNet. Viral skin infections, including molluscum contagiosum and herpes simplex virus-1 are transmitted by skin-to-skin contact.

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What Is an Example of a Viral Infection?
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Additional types of viral infections include foodborne viral infections and sexually transmitted viral infections, according to MedicineNet. Food poisoning often occurs through a virus. Hepatitis A, norovirus and rotavirus are examples of foodborne viral infections. Genital herpes, hepatitis B and human immunodeficiency virus are sexually transmitted viral infections passed through bodily fluids or blood. Many infections can be tamed by the body’s immune system, but severe infections require medical treatment.

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