The reproductive cycle of the virus is lytic, because of the quick onset of symptoms after infection.
The reproductive cycle of viruses
The reproductive cycle of a virus is the process that is used by a virus to replicate in order to be able to cause harm to a host after invasion.
There are two types of reproductive cycles and they include:
- Lytic cycle and
- Lysogenic cycle.
A virus that uses lytic reproductive cycle, has the ability to use the host cells to quickly manufacture more viruses which burst out of the cells leading to rapid onset of signs and symptoms of disease.
Therefore, the reproductive cycle of the virus is lytic, because of the quick onset of symptoms after infection.
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