why do virus not infect other virus inside your body

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why do virus not infect other virus inside your body

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Anonymous 0 Comments

Viruses need living cells to modify and multiply.

Viruses are not capable of doing anything without a cellular host, therefore a virus has nothing it can do with a different virus.

It’s just an RNA or code.

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Viruses need living cells to modify and multiply.

Viruses are not capable of doing anything without a cellular host, therefore a virus has nothing it can do with a different virus.

It’s just an RNA or code.

Anonymous 0 Comments

They kind of can. We know there are certain kinds of viral particles that seek to infect other viral particles, replacing the “prey” virus’ genetic code with the ‘hunters’. The now-reprogrammed ‘prey’ virus will go an infect it’s target like normal, only instead of making ‘prey virus’ copies, it’ll make ‘hunter virus’ copies.

I can only tell you think this is exists, but we’ve only seen it in a few cases in nature. I am not sure if this behavior is occurring within human bodies.

Anonymous 0 Comments

They kind of can. We know there are certain kinds of viral particles that seek to infect other viral particles, replacing the “prey” virus’ genetic code with the ‘hunters’. The now-reprogrammed ‘prey’ virus will go an infect it’s target like normal, only instead of making ‘prey virus’ copies, it’ll make ‘hunter virus’ copies.

I can only tell you think this is exists, but we’ve only seen it in a few cases in nature. I am not sure if this behavior is occurring within human bodies.

Anonymous 0 Comments

They actually do! A virus that infects other viruses is called a virophage.

Virophages are a fairly recent discovery (2008), so there’s still a lot we’re learning about them.

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They actually do! A virus that infects other viruses is called a virophage.

Virophages are a fairly recent discovery (2008), so there’s still a lot we’re learning about them.

Anonymous 0 Comments

Other answers say “they kind of do”, but this is only true for a very few of them.

The real answer here is that viruses (virii) are **SPECIALIZED**. They only attack a very specific target because there’s loads of complex chemistry involved. They need to connect in a very certain way, in the same way two big sections of a jigsaw puzzle only fit together in a very specific way. Throw parts of a different jigsaw puzzle in there, and they simply won’t match.

Most viruses ignore other viruses and attack a certain type of cell in your body. Sometimes it’s a nerve cell. For other viruses, it’s a blood cell. Or perhaps a lung cell.

And they can’t attack any other type of cell than their specific target because they don’t have the right chemistry.

For most viruses, other viruses simply aren’t the target. So they get ignored.

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Other answers say “they kind of do”, but this is only true for a very few of them.

The real answer here is that viruses (virii) are **SPECIALIZED**. They only attack a very specific target because there’s loads of complex chemistry involved. They need to connect in a very certain way, in the same way two big sections of a jigsaw puzzle only fit together in a very specific way. Throw parts of a different jigsaw puzzle in there, and they simply won’t match.

Most viruses ignore other viruses and attack a certain type of cell in your body. Sometimes it’s a nerve cell. For other viruses, it’s a blood cell. Or perhaps a lung cell.

And they can’t attack any other type of cell than their specific target because they don’t have the right chemistry.

For most viruses, other viruses simply aren’t the target. So they get ignored.