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Viral diseases are mythological conceptions.

Viral diseases are not mythological conceptions as they have structural and clinical characteristics.

Viral diseases are not mythological conceptions as they have structural and clinical characteristics.Myth is a term used to imply something that is not objectively true. In contrast, a viral disease (or viral infection, or infectious disease) is usually detected by clinical presentation such as physical pain and many more symptoms. Viral diseases are prevalent infections caused by viruses, a type of microorganism. There are many types of viruses that cause a wide variety of viral diseases. The physical existence of a virus can be discovered by imaging, nucleic acid testing, serological testing, and antigen testing.

The main characters in myths are usually gods, demigods, or supernatural humans, which are subjectively true. Therefore, viral diseases cannot be classified as myths.

The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to a lot of potentially dangerous misinformation. For reliable advice on COVID-19 including symptoms, prevention and available treatment, please refer to the World Health Organisation or your national healthcare authority.

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