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A virus or virus-like organism that multiplies slowly in the host organism and has a long incubation period.
- ‘These diseases in the recent past were called slow virus diseases.’
- ‘‘Maybe it's like the turtle and the hare,’ he says, and the slow virus will eventually win.’
- ‘Eventually, they identify kuru as a brain-affecting slow virus.’
- ‘Modern epidemics of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE, Mad Cow's disease) are attributed to the slow virus contamination of human brain tissue by using animal cultures in grafts and drug products.’
- ‘They have been called slow virus diseases but are now known not to be caused by viruses.’
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