So, what virus have you had? You must have because everyone I’ve run into lately has a virus-story. I swear it’s a biological smorgasbord out there. 538 more words
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I think what set me off was an article that I read recently on the alarming increase in diseases thought to have disappeared from the more economically well-off and medically advanced parts of the world attributed to the increase in just plain wrong-headed beliefs that vaccinations are unnecessary or even worse than getting infected ( 341 more words
Animal cell culture
Possibly the most important development for the study of animal viruses since their discovery was the growing of poliovirus in cell culture: this was reported in 1949 by John Enders, Thomas Weller and Frederick Robbins from the USA, and was rewarded with a joint Nobel Prize to them… 773 more words
Scientists at the Institut Pasteur in France who are tracking the Ebola outbreak in Guinea say the virus has mutated.
I would be surprised it there weren’t evidence by now of adaptation to humans: never in any previous outbreak of EHD has the person-person chain of transmission been sustained for so long, meaning never before has there been the opportunity for human-specific adaptations to become established.184 more words
To start off, I’m not opposed to the flu shot and get it every year (having had the flu before, I learned my lesson the hard way), but some people do oppose it. 1,925 more words