Learning to live with viruses

“Humans need to balance the production of food, forest commodities and other goods with the protection of tropical forests.” Amy Y. Vittor, Gabriel Zorello Laporta & Maria Anice Mureb Sallum

An infection occurs when a microorganism enters a person’s body and causes harm. The microorganism uses that person’s body to sustain itself, reproduce, and colonize. These infectious microscopic organisms are known as pathogens, and they can multiply quickly. Examples of pathogens include:

  • bacteria
  • viruses