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"Virulence" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

The degree of pathogenicity within a group or species of microorganisms or viruses as indicated by case fatality rates and/or the ability of the organism to invade the tissues of the host. The pathogenic capacity of an organism is determined by its VIRULENCE FACTORS.

This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Virulence" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Virulence" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 891 publications over 30 distinct years, with a maximum of 47 publications in 2005
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