Discipline of Virology

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Welcome to the discipline of Virology

Virology is the study of viruses through submicroscopic, parasitic particles of genetic material contained in a protein coat – and virus-like agents.

The Disciplne of Medical Virology is supported by the  and National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS).  It contributes to the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and eradication of viral diseases in South Africa through a diagnostic laboratory service together with a dynamic research and teaching programme.

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