Though Ebola virus has been detected in human alveolar cells, as Vincent Racaniello, virologist
at Columbia University, explained to me, that doesn't mean it can replicate in the airways enough to allow transmission.
GENEVA -- Virologists
are casting a worried eye on this year's Islamic hajj pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia as they struggle with the enigmatic, deadly virus known as MERS which is striking hardest in the kingdom.
Prof Nigel Dimmock, a virologist
at the University of Warwick, said: "This is just the beginning.
Professor Nigel Dimmock, a virologist
at Warwick University, insisted the only way concerned members of the public could avoid catching it this winter was to seek the Tamiflu vaccine.
Prof John Oxford, of Queen Mary's College, London, said: "It's a very risky strategy for the Government to opt for the lowest risk.
The source of the foot and mouth disease outbreak at a farm is a laboratory just a few miles away, a virologist
Veterinary Laboratory Agency (VLA) chief avian virologist
Ian Brown said: "Although other European viruses have shown close relationships to these viruses, these levels of identity are much closer than with other Asian lineage H5 viruses for which data is available."
type to use for this years vaccine (for the winter season)," reports virologist
Alan Cann, whose lecture notes on the influenza virus have been posted online by Tulane University.
In 2003, pioneering virologist
Dr Madeleine Mumcuoglu discovered the active ingredient in elderberry from the black elder and ran a series of Europe-based trials to establish its effect on the two most common strains of human flu ( it was found to be 99% effective in alleviating symptoms.
While Jones and an epidemiologist use computer models to assess the town's risk, a virologist
scans mucus samples to prepare a diagnosis.
The 36-year-old virologist
spent years researching HIV at the World Health Organisation Aids Collaborating Centre.
"H5N1 viruses grow so rapidly [in chickens] after infection that they spread to multiple organs, such as the lungs and brain," says Erich Hoffmann, a virologist