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1. First you will focus on actual viral growth inside a human body. Pick a virus and
research its growth rate. If you are having trouble finding a growth rate for a specific
virus, make up your own growth rate. Use your growth rate to create an exponential
growth function. Make a table for the number of virions (virus particles) that can grow
inside a human body. Start with one virion on the first day, and continue the table for
two weeks. How does that compare to the number of cells in a person’s body? You will
submit the following.
a. a comparison to the overall number of cells
b. a growth function
c. a table of virions
In looking for a literature, it is difficult to find the growth rate of a specific virus due to the
differences from one person to the other. A laboratory scale experiment is also not
Suppose that we have an Ebola virus that grows in such a way that it doubles in number
every 8 hours. With this data, it is possible to generate an exponential function with the
N(t) = N0(2)t/d
N(t) is the number of virus at time t
N0 is the initial number of virus (at time zero)
t is the time after time zero
d is the time it takes for the population of the virus to double
In the given case, N0 = 1, d = 8 hours which means that there will be 2 viruses after 8
hours, 4 viruses after 16 hours and so on.
Starting with a single virus, the population grows as shown in the following table: