Posts Tagged ‘Virus’

Mummified smallpox virus shows the disease isn’t as old as we thought

The mummy of a young boy discovered buried in a crypt beneath a Lithuanian church contains the oldest-known complete set of smallpox genes, and scientists hope that the discovery will shed new light on the history of the infamous pathogen, according to NPR and BBC News reports. Save for a few secured, frozen samples, smallpox […]

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Bird Virus Crossover Found In Beached Dolphin

dolphin on a San Diego beach that was apparently killed by a virus previously thought to have only a mild effect on mammals. The short-nosed dolphin was apparently killed by …

The Bestial Virus: The Infectious Origins of Werewolves, Zombies & Vampires

Rabies is one of mankind’s long-feared diseases. And rightfully so: for centuries, a bite from a crazed, slavering animal was almost always a guarantee of a slow warping of the mind and a pained, gruesome demise. A death sentence.

I just recently …

WHO to decide whether MERS is global health emergency

killed 44 people – including one person in the UK last week – should be declared a public health emergency. Such a declaration would put governments on heightened alert for the virus, just as many prepare to go on a Ramadan pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia, …

WHO to decide whether MERS is global health emergency

killed 44 people – including one person in the UK last week – should be declared a public health emergency. Such a declaration would put governments on heightened alert for the virus, just as many prepare to go on a Ramadan pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia, …

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