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A blog post before January runs out

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

Non-fiction Day

Heaven, Hell, and Everything in between

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

& Philosophy

Viruses don't eat much

Yesterday I started wearing my watch again, having placed it in quarantine on the kitchen window sill several weeks ago when one of my little boys vomited all over me. 482 more words

Human Disease

Fake email "You have received new messages from HMRC" contains Upatre trojan

MX Lab, http://www.mxlab.eu, started to intercept a new trojan distribution campaign by email with the subject “You have received new messages from HMRC”.

This email is send from the spoofed address “no-replay <no-replay@csis.dik> ” and has the following body: 112 more words


A Short History of the Discovery of Viruses - Part 3

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

General Virology

Ebola virus mutating, scientists say

Scientists at the Institut Pasteur in France who are tracking the Ebola outbreak in Guinea say the virus has mutated.

Source: www.bbc.com

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.

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Taking a Shot At a Shot (Or Why The Flu Shot Sucks)

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

Anti-flu Shot