Interesting Facts

 Overall, this organism is interesting simply due to the fact that it has been able to mutate it's genome significantly, travel the globe, and infect vast populations of fish, all within the span of a few generations. The impact that fish have on the global economy and humans in general is huge, and so for a virus of this caliber to be present on such a huge scale is as much disturbing as it is awe-inspiring. As a whole, this virus is as much an obstacle as it is an opportunity. The knowledge that can be gained from such a successful virus would invaluable, be it new strategies for fighting other viruses, new medicine to treat various diseases, or simply new treatments for other non-disease related problems, such as genetic disorders. The possibilities with viruses are endless.

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