passenger virus


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passenger virus

n.
A virus found in a human or animal that causes no symptoms or disease.
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Duesberg has especially angered people with his hypothesis that AIDS is not a contagious disease but rather a passenger virus transmitted from mother to child.
Peter Duesberg that HIV is a ubiquitous passenger virus. (4)
and Rasnick, D., "The AIDS dilemma: Drug diseases blamed on a passenger virus," Genetica, 104:85-132, 1998.