BS, MD and/or PhD

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American Society for Virology

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Scientists who study viruses such as chicken pox, HIV and Ebola are known as virologists. Virologists tend to work as either physicians who treat patients with infectious diseases or medical research scientists who work on developing antiviral drugs and vaccines. A keen and advanced understanding of statistics is needed for vaccine trials.Please check out this website for more information: and check out this website for up to date virology news:

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