What causes a virus to change?

World Health Organization (WHO) published this video item, entitled “What causes a virus to change?” – below is their description.

When a virus is widely circulating in a population and causing many infections, the likelihood of the virus mutating increases. The more opportunities a virus has to spread, the more it replicates – and the more opportunities it has to undergo changes.

Learn more about what causes a virus to change.

World Health Organization (WHO) YouTube Channel

Got a comment? Leave your thoughts in the comments section, below. Please note comments are moderated before publication.

In This Story: World Health Organization

The World Health Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations responsible for international public health. The WHO Constitution, which establishes the agency’s governing structure and principles, states its main objective as “the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health.”

3 Recent Items: World Health Organization

  • WHO briefing on the latest Covid-19 developments – watch live
  • Media briefing on COVID-19
  • WHO’s Science in 5 on COVID-19: Vaccines, variants and mass gatherings
  • Leave a Comment