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what is a parsite and hy does the author discribe a virus as a parasite?

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A parasite is an organism that lives in or on another organism. The author describes it in this way, "EBOLA ZAIRE ATTACKS every organ and tissue in the human body except skeletal muscle and bone. It is a perfect parasite because it transforms virtually every part of the body into a digested slime of virus particles."


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