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Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsBiology · 2 months ago

do viruses have any natural predators in nature ?

does anything eat viruses ?

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  • 2 months ago

    Maybe macrophages...

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  • Jim
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Soap destroys those in viruses wrapped lipids (like COVID19)

    Some viruses are attacked by other viruses

    White blood cells

    etc

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  • Amy
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    "Predator" isn't really the appropriate term when we're talking about an object made up of only a hundred or so molecules.

    No, there is nothing that "eats" viruses for nutritional value. Viruses don't contain any sugars (food).

    There are cells that "kill" viruses (rip them apart) in order to defend themselves and defend other cells. Some of these cells take the virus inside themselves in order to do so, which would be very similar to eating.

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  • D g
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    White blood cells of every living creature Anti bodies

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Some are non-living as the Wohan virus which is a protein if I remember correctly.  Heat is deadly to viruses which is why the Wohan virus is most prevalent at 32.5 degrees latitude.  As you go away from 32.5 degrees, the number of cases dramatically decreases.  There's definitely a "sweet spot" for the virus in terms of temp and humidity.

    Antibodies are a natural predator.

    Chemicals like o-zone, soap and bleach will kill a virus, but those can't be considered a predator.

    • Zirp
      Lv 7
      2 months agoReport

      Viruses may care about temperature, but not about latitude

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  • 2 months ago

    Long ago I had a teacher describe viruses a being below a regular organism, or perhaps they are the largest most complex molecules. "They don't DO anything, they just LIE there until something picks them up." she said.   I thought that our own white blood cells "ate" viruses, bacteria, and even _try_ to eat asbestos fibers.  I saw the pictures of all three long ago.  A white blood cell may or may not actually digest a virus, it mainly encases the virus then dies, and is expelled from the body as snot, phlegm, puss, and in poop!

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  • 2 months ago

    only your immune system could kill it.

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  • Cowboy
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    Viruses have little or no nutrition, no metabolism and aren't even alive.

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  • MARK
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    No, viruses do not have predators. There are two good reasons for this. The first is that only animal species have predators. Secondly, viruses are not living organisms. They occupy a grey area between the living and the non-living.

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  • 2 months ago

    Heat kills the virus.

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    • Terry
      Lv 4
      2 months agoReport

      Then WHY is it infested in Australia, numpty! It`s SUMMER there. A LOT hotter than the u.s.

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