There are A LOT of viruses in the world!

Four Norwegian scientists published a paper in 1989 indicating that during their research, they found 250 million virus particles per mL of seawater.  The study was performed by Oivind Bergh and his colleagues, and it involved the use of electron microscopy to count the viruses. 

– Summarized from The Viral Storm: The Dawn of a New Pandemic Age by Nathan Wolfe

A short article regarding the study was also discovered with a quick Google search on the New York Times website. 

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