this article "Plague" by National Geographic explains how the plague is a bacterial infection. A certain plague called the septimetic plague spreads through the bloodstream to get to the brain. However, the plague is still happening. In 2003, over 2100 people were affected and 180 people lost their lives to this cause. =====This a good article to get a newbie started with another type of disease called the plague. It is a good transition from virus to plague as they are both very deadly diseases and are definitely need-to-knows. This should be read third.
In the article "the Rabies Virus" CDC states how rabies is caused by a virus. A virus can cause diseases like the common cold. The rabies virus cant eat or grow without a host to connect to a nerve cell, therefore multiplying. ======This article is good for reinforcing your knowledge on a virus and what it does but also introduces a certain virus called rabies. It is a great way to expand on the subject that not all viruses are the same as this one uses a nerve cell. This should be read second.
The article "what is a virus" by Allen Cheng states what a virus can do. Viruses are what cause diseases like cancer by taking control of the host and can be stopped by certain vaccines. However, a virus can affect all living organisms. ====== I chose this article because it is a very basic explanation to get you started on the acts and causes of a virus. this article is not too detailed or complex but on the other hand not too simple and basic. It is a good lexile for newbies to get started on a virus. This should be read first.