Sunday 31 March 2013

H7N9 deaths

Two Influenza A virus H7N9 ("bird flu")-related deaths (Feb/March) and one patient in critical condition (current) in Shanghai and Anhui province respectively. See more on influenzaviruses here

Thursday 28 March 2013

Influenza virus deaths in Queensland nursing home.

Influenza outbreak and deaths at a Queensland nursing home highlight the importance of people aged over 65 getting a flu vaccine...once available.

Wednesday 27 March 2013

Electron Microscopy images.

What an awesome microscope this would be for the lab!

Lost virus

Venezuelan haemorrhagic fever virus (Guanarito virus from the family Arenaviridae)?!!

German HCoV-EMC-local transmission

A 2nd case of the most recently identified HCoV, HCoV-EMC, reported on ProMED, in Germany. The Robert Koch Institute notes that There is still no evidence of continuous human-to-human transmission.

[VDU's first blog post!]