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Meet the expert: John Fazakerley on arboviruses and how they cause disease

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By Veronica Rezelj, PhD student @verorezelj As we’re now in the run up to the International Meeting on Arboviruses and their Vectors, being held in Glasgow with the Society for General Microbiology (#IMAV15), , we’d like to introduce you to an expert who works in the fascinating field of arbovirus research.  This is our second in… Continue reading

What makes an arbovirus tick?

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The last week of June saw Europe’s first confirmed human case of West Nile fever of the 2015 season, in Sofia, Bulgaria. West Nile fever, which is caused by West Nile virus (WNV) can be a serious disease, sometimes resulting in brain inflammation, paralysis and even death. While not unprecedented in the region, Europe has seen a… Continue reading

microTALKS: an evening of infectious disease (CVR at Glasgow Science Festival, June 11th at 7:00 pm)

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The MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research is running a free event with the Glasgow Science Festival 2015 in June this year, which is one of the largest science festivals in the UK and will be running across the city during June. The event is called: microTALKS: an Evening of Infectious Diseases and is aimed at engaging the public with the… Continue reading