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Number of human viruses?

Victor DeFilippis vrdefili at darwin.bio.uci.edu
Tue Oct 28 11:42:38 EST 1997

I am wrting a paper on the evolutionary ecology of viruses with an
emphasis on viral diversity.  I wish to mention something about the
number of viruses that a given organism can be expected to be a
potential (or actual) host for.  Specifically my question is this: Does
anyone know an estimate or guesstimate of the number of viruses which can
and/or do use humans for replication (humans presumably being near the
upper end considering amount of research per species)? This includes
endogenous, exogenous, pathogenic, silent, everything.

Thanks in advance.  

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