What is a viral outbreak?

A virus is one type of infectious disease. It feeds off the person or thing it has infected and replicates itself using the host’s own cells, according to Premier Physician Network (PPN) physicians.

With a viral outbreak, there is a greater number of people who contract the virus all at one time in one location.

This kind of outbreak could happen, for example, within a school, or as a city-wide issue, or even a region-wide issue.

For more information about a viral outbreak, talk with your doctor.