Viral Latency: Long-Term Effects of Common Viruses

Viral Latency: Long-Term Effects. Blog Header image reads "Common Viruses with Long-Term Consequences"

You may have seen the term “Long COVID” in headlines over the past year or two. While lingering or delayed effects from a viral infection may seem like a new discovery, evidence suggests that some viruses can lay dormant in a body for years before triggering other symptoms later. What is Viral Latency? When the full genome of a virus remains in the host cell, but is restricted and unable to produce infectious particles, the virus is considered dormant in the body. However, for the virus to be … Read more