Using what you’ve learned from your reading, please respond thoughtfully and in your own words to the following questions. Be sure to back up statements of fact with cited sources. Your response should be a minimum of 125 words (about one-half page).

There are two types of viruses, DNA viruses and RNA viruses, and each group has subgroups that utilize different nucleic acid biosynthetic pathways. Which of these two types of viruses do you think is responsible for the deadliest human disease(s)? Specify the disease(s), the viruses, and their biosynthetic pathways. Please explain why you think this or these are the deadliest and give examples from each subgroup to support your answer. Has the group of deadliest diseases changed over time? If so, why do you think this is true?