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Bunyaviruses: we are (one big) family

Published on: Author: the CVR science blog editors

As we’re now only one week from the International Meeting on Arboviruses and their Vectors, being held in Glasgow with the Society for General Microbiology (#IMAV15),  we’d like to present to you the third in a series of posts about arboviruses.  This post, written by Veronica Rezelj, PhD student (@verorezelj), focuses on arboviruses themselves, their virology and how by understanding how they… Continue reading

Measles: pass notes

Published on: Author: the CVR science blog editors

Name: Measles virus or ‘human morbillivirus’. I was considered just another pox, like chickenpox or smallpox, until Rhazes of Persia provided the first scientific description of me around 900 A.D. Since then I have been a scourge of humanity. Job: I’m the causative agent of measles (or rubeola) in humans, a systemic infection that leads… Continue reading