Which one is more dangerous? Virus or Bacteria ?

 

Which one is more dangerous? Virus or Bacteria ?

Sagar Aryal Admin Asked on October 24, 2015 in Basic Microbiology.

It depends if generally asked then viruses are more dangerous their replication rate are high

on October 25, 2015.
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It’s hard to say which one is more dangerous (harmful) between bacteria and viruses in general term.  Both can be useful and harmful to human, animal and plants depending on their association and adherence, virulence properties and host susceptibility and permeability. 

Small could be more beautiful and more harmful as well. We are living in sea of viruses and even our genome comprises 8% of viral genome. Still, there are only few viruses known to cause the dreadful diseases. Thanks to our immune response to these foreign entity. Their small size, easy spread and fast replication makes them highly dangerous but these are also the most fragile living things in comparison to bacteria. Some bacteria can resist harsh environment and chemicals. They have the rigid cell wall made of thick layer as their protection and can go for dormancy covering in capsule. 

In taking all these, I think the danger depends of their virulence factors. 
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Bivek Timalsina
Lecturer, Pokhara University

Bivek Timalsina Level 1 Answered on October 26, 2015.
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Its either of them… as if there is any bacterimia or septicimia them bacteria if more dangerious too. Undoubtly, viruses are more pathogenic and virulent but bacterias can also be mortal too.

Ankur Level 1 Answered on October 24, 2015.
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the means  and costs of treatment, mode of transmission (how number of people/animals gets affected by virus in short time) for viral infections make virus more challenging than any other microbes otherwise, the pain and complications associated with any infections  carry equal weight.

Deepti Gurung Level 1 Answered on October 25, 2015.
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virus

ATIf1 Level 1 Answered on October 24, 2015.
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Virus, because most the virus can transmit with aerosol, which make virus more contigeous than bacteria

Saureus Level 1 Answered on October 26, 2015.
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Both are harmful but I give preference to virus as it is hard to kill and detect

rajendraj10 Level 1 Answered on October 30, 2015.
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I think both are dangerous with their own specific type of infections and diseases!! But viruses can be more dangerous because of its size, type, infection properties etc because viruses work in more microlevel than normal bacterias!!!

Nishan Level 1 Answered on October 30, 2015.
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Dear all,
Viral disease is very harmful because no any treatment. only vaccination have done .but in the case of bacterial disease its is harmless because its curable by antibiotic treatment.

ashutosh Level 1 Answered on November 14, 2015.
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Both are harmful ,but bacterial diseases can be treated by antibiotics .virus cannot be treated suddenly.virus is most dangerous .it starts attacking each and every part of immune system once it invade.

pavithra Level 1 Answered on January 11, 2016.
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of course ,the viruses are too much dangers.

abhijit Level 1 Answered on March 6, 2016.
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