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  1. slow virusnoun

    a virus that remains dormant in the body for a long time before symptoms appear

    "kuru is caused by a slow virus"

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  1. Slow virus

    A slow virus is a virus, or a viruslike agent, etiologically associated with a disease, having a long incubation period of months to years and then a gradual onset of symptoms which progress slowly but irreversibly and terminate in a severe compromised state or, more commonly, death. A slow virus disease is a disease that, after an extended period of latency, follows a slow, progressive course spanning months to years, frequently involving the central nervous system and ultimately leading to death. Examples include the Visna-Maedi virus, in the genus Lentivirus, that causes encephalitis and chronic pneumonitis in sheep, and subacute sclerosing panencephalitis which is apparently caused by the measles virus.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of slow virus in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of slow virus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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