Thursday, August 6, 2009

Viral shedding refers to the successful reproduction, expulsion, and host-cell infection caused by virus progeny - HERPES

Viral shedding refers to the successful reproduction, expulsion, and host-cell infection caused by virus progeny. Once replication has been completed and the host cell is exhausted of all resources in making viral progeny, the viruses may begin to leave the cell by several methods[1].

The term is used to refer to shedding from a single cell, shedding from one part of the body into another part of the body,[2] and shedding from bodies into the environment where the viruses may infect other bodies.[3]


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viral_shedding