slow virus

Kopiera term
(eng.), långsam virusinfektion, sammanfattande term för virus med lång inkubationstid, t.ex. lentivirus.
slow virus
Kopiera term
collective term for viral infection with extremely long incubation period, e.g., lentivirus, which causes HIV; previously, before discovery of prions, slow virus were thought to cause Kuru and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.