Which statement regarding viral diseases is false? AIDS was around for decades before becoming a widespread epidemic. Very few new human diseases have originated in other animals because the genetic differences are too great. RNA viruses tend to have an unusually high rate of mutation because their RNA genomes cannot be corrected by proofreading. New viral diseases often emerge when a virus infects a new host species.
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The statement 'very few new human diseases have originated in other animals because the genetic differences are too great' regarding viral diseases is false.
What is a viral disease?
A viral disease is an infection caused by a virus that may be spread to cause pandemic and epidemic situations.
Viruses are non-living forms and/or entities that are present in a suitable host to reproduce and survive.
In many situations, viruses mutate in order to pass from a type of host (animal) to a human host.
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