I'm just a little worried about super viruses that are more capable of killing me and that's way I read this.
The more we know about a virus or a virus family the better we can combat them. This is warfare on a very small scale. Learning the enemy to find ways to defeat it without making it harder to defeat is the main goal.
Hush little virus, don't say a word: How scientists investigate sleeping viruses. Four in five adults are infected with herpes simplex virus, say researchers, but most don't show symptoms like cold sores because the virus infection is 'latent' -- sleeping -- within the nervous system. While many virus researchers are interested in understanding what causes these sleeping viruses to wake up, or reactivate, scientists are now trying to understand what prevents the infection from going to sleep in the first place. Source 1r.
Viruses are like the biological robots that no one wants. Its like they have an AI that got screwed over through some bad programming. Just the fact that they can hibernate and the awaken to immediately start destroying a host is nothing short of malicious.
How viruses disarm the immune system. How do viruses that cause chronic infections, such as HIV or hepatitis c virus, manage to outsmart their hosts' immune systems? The answer to that question has long eluded scientists, but new research has uncovered a molecular mechanism that may be a key piece of the puzzle. The discovery could provide new targets for treating a wide range of diseases. Source 6s.