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Introduction: Virulence

Description of Virulence

Virulence: Level of danger of a disease including contagiousness and severity of disease.

Virulence: degree of pathogenicity of a microorganism as indicated by the severity of the disease produced and its ability to invade the tissues of a host; the competence of any infectious agent to produce pathologic effects.
Source: CRISP

Virulence: The degree of pathogenicity within a group or species of microorganisms or viruses as indicated by case fatality rates and/or the ability of the organism to invade the tissues of the host. The pathogenic capacity of an organism is determined by its VIRULENCE FACTORS.
Source: MeSH 2007

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