[ vˈɪɹɪsˌa͡ɪd], [ vˈɪɹɪsˌaɪd], [ v_ˈɪ_ɹ_ɪ_s_ˌaɪ_d]
How to use "Viricide" in context?
Viricide is the intentional killing of a virulent form of an infectious disease. Vital to the success of this strategy is the identification of the virulent form of the disease and the ability to produce large numbers of that form. The most common virulent form of the HIV virus is HIV-1, and the large number of people who are currently living with HIV-1 indicates that viricidal strategies are effective against the disease. There is some debate over the terms virulent and pathogenic, but overall virulence is judged by how well the virus spreads and how severe the diseases that it causes are.
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