My Virion Home Page

In this webpage we are going to look at viruses, the diseases they cause, and how we try to overcome them.

Funded by

The Society for General Microbiology

Version 1.2
(1 July 1997)

Cowpea chlorotic mottle virus

This page created by
David R. Greaves

Sir William Dunn School of Pathology
University of Oxford


What are viruses?

How big are viruses?

What do viruses look like?

How do viruses work?

Diseases caused by viruses

Our defences against viruses

A history of viruses

Virus links

Virus quiz


About the author