Virus Appreciation Day has been commemorated annually on October 3. Wondering why to celebrate a day for the virus and appreciating it? It can be taken in either way. One is the Virus Appreciation Day lets you know respect and learn more about different viruses. The other one is that this day is the best opportunity to take the time to find and get aware of the serious infections.
“As life forms, viruses are just inherently interesting. It’s the microworld – this universe of life too small for us to see – but it’s profoundly complicated, and immensely powerful. Ebola is like a beautiful and frightening predator. There is a wonder in the operations of nature that can’t be denied, even when we’re the losers.” – Richard Preston
History of Virus Appreciation Day
The history and origin of the Virus Appreciation Day are anonymous. The founder of the day, however, did not mention about any specific virus types. The celebration of this day may include viruses found in a human, plants, animals and the computer viruses too. It is a perfect day to get knowledge about the virus and its impacts. The day also celebrates and appreciates some good viruses which are helpful to the humankind. Most often, the day represents about the virus that exists in human and animals. A virus is usually a small infectious agent that lives inside any living cells of other organisms. It affects all kinds of life forms, from humans, animals, and plants to bacteria and archaea.
The origins of the viruses in the evolutionary history of life are not clear. It is composed of an RNA or DNA core, a protein coat, and a surrounding envelope in more complex types. The celebration of the day is great for those who are investigating about the biology and other life sciences. Viruses do not just affect the people, but they also affect all living things. It is important for anyone to learn about how the virus affects one’s daily life and are spread from one species to another. There are many different ways in which viruses spread. The viruses in plants are often transmitted from one plant to another plant by insects that feed on plant sap, such as aphids. The viruses in animals can be spread from one animal to other via blood-sucking insects.
Other Celebrations on October 3
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How to Celebrate Virus Appreciation Day
Celebrating the Virus Appreciation Day is very simple. You can read and acquire knowledge about the different types of viruses from a trusted source. Find out the good and bad viruses and how it can be prevented. Educate people about the various types of virus and its harmful effects. Share using the hashtag #VirusAppreciationDay on social media.