Viral immunology deals with how the host systems are affected by viral invasion and the immune created by the host system towards the viral infection. These infections include both DNA infections and RNA infections. Viruses have complex strategies to evade the host immune system. The innate immune responses to the viral infection are epithelial barrier and the early non-specific immune. Adaptive immune responses to viral infections include antiviral antibodies, cytotoxic T lymphocytes and helper T cells. Certain antiviral antibodies are present in the host system to fight the pathogens. These antibodies include secretory IgA, IgG etc.
- Viral inhibition of apoptosis
- Intrinsic antiviral responses
- Host defence systems
- Viral adaptations