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virus : any of a large group of submicroscopic infective agents that are regarded either as extremely simple microorganisms or as extremely complex molecules, that typically contain a protein coat surrounding an RNA or DNA core of genetic material but no semipermeable membrane, that are capable of growth and multiplication only in living cells, and that cause various important diseases in humans, lower animals, or plants (virus, 2015) [1]blank.gifWebster | OneLook | Visuwords

Spotlight


Scientists Discover 'Frankenvirus' in Siberian Tundra


30,000-Year-Old Virus Found In Siberia


Ancient squirrel's nest leads to discovery of giant virus (Jen Christensen, CNN.com)
In-depth study of Mollivirus sibericum, a new 30,000-y-old giant virus infecting Acanthamoeba (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America)
Mollivirus (Wikipedia)

Earlier, March 2014

A 30,000-Year-Old Virus has Come Back to Life (Mar 4, 2014)


30,000-year-old giant virus 'comes back to life' (Rebecca Morelle, BBC News)
Scientists dig up giant virus more than 30,000 years old in SiberiaBy Jethro Mullen, CNN

Giant Viruses Are Ancient Living Organisms (U. of Ill., Laboratory Equipment)

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Resources


Flu Attack! How A Virus Invades Your Body


Beauty of Nature - Viruses


BBC: The threat of Drug Resistant Viruses
CDC: Antiviral Drug-Resistance among Influenza Viruses
World Health Organization: Influenza Monitoring Page (with map)

Center For Disease Control: Reconstruction of the 1918 Influenza Pandemic Virus

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virus, Wikipedia, virology, Wikipedia MicrobeWiki: Viral BiorealmCitizendium New World Encyclopedia
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Tree of Life Web Project, Viruses
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USA.gov

Measles


Should You Worry About Measles?


Doctors Work to Contain Measles Outbreak Before Super Bowl


Measles (CDC)
Measles Fact Sheet (WHO)
The History of Vaccines (The College of Physicians of Philadelphia)
Measles (Wikipedia)

Measles Outbreak 2015 - Google News
  • South Sudan: Cholera Kills 14 - AllAfrica.com Feb 14, 2017
    South Sudan: Cholera Kills 14AllAfrica.comThe cholera outbreak in 2016 caused more cases and spread to more locations than in 2015. There are rising cases of the deadly tropical disease kala-azar and more than twice the number of counties have been affected by measles outbreaks in 2016 (13) ...and more »
  • 2017 South Sudan Humanitarian Needs Overview - ReliefWeb Feb 13, 2017
    ReliefWeb2017 South Sudan Humanitarian Needs OverviewReliefWebThe cholera outbreak in 2016 caused more cases and spread to more locations than in 2015. There are rising cases of the deadly tropical disease kala-azar and more than twice the number of counties have been affected by measles outbreaks in 2016 (13) ...and more »
  • Health officials encourage vaccinations in wake of measles outbreak - KUTV 2News Feb 12, 2017
    Health officials encourage vaccinations in wake of measles outbreakKUTV 2News(KUTV) New information from Salt Lake County officials warns a measles outbreak could be around the corner. For individuals like Julie Wood, the threat of a measles epidemic is a reminder of having the virus as a child. Wood was diagnosed with measles ...
  • India launches measles-rubella vaccination campaign: 410 million children targeted - Outbreak News Today Feb 12, 2017
    Outbreak News TodayIndia launches measles-rubella vaccination campaign: 410 million children targetedOutbreak News TodayIndia has made important efforts and gains against measles in recent years. Measles deaths have declined by 51% from an estimated 100,000 in the year 2000 to 49,000 in 2015. This has been possible by significantly increasing the reach of the first dose ...and more »
  • How EU's vaccine doubts are harming global measles fight - euronews Feb 9, 2017
    euronewsHow EU's vaccine doubts are harming global measles fighteuronewsBoth are well below the 95 percent level that the World Health Organization (WHO) says is necessary to protect the wider population from an outbreak. Several rich EU countries, as well as Italy, failed to reach even 90 percent in 2015, including ...Measles vaccine drive hits 33 percent in 3 daysMyanmar Timesall 22 news articles »


Man Made


Man Made Viruses as Bio-NanoTechnology


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Virology News -- ScienceDaily
Biology Virus - Google News
  • Workshop on managing mosquitos for Zika set - Victoria Advocate Saturday
    Victoria AdvocateWorkshop on managing mosquitos for Zika setVictoria AdvocateThe workshop will educate personnel on mosquito identification, biology, ecology, control tactics, trap use, surveillance, virus testing, Zika and mosquito control The workshop will be Feb. 27 at the Victoria County 4-H Activity Center, 259 Bachelor ...and more »
  • Bill Gates warns tens of millions could be killed by bio-terrorism - The Guardian Saturday
    Washington PostBill Gates warns tens of millions could be killed by bio-terrorismThe Guardian... the co-founder of Microsoft who has spent billions in a philanthropic drive to improve health worldwide, said: “The next epidemic could originate on the computer screen of a terrorist intent on using genetic engineering to create a synthetic ...Bioterrorism Could Kill More Than Nuclear War: Bill GatesTech Timesall 151 news articles »
  • Bioterrorism could kill more people than nuclear war, Bill Gates to ... - Telegraph.co.uk Friday
    Telegraph.co.ukBioterrorism could kill more people than nuclear war, Bill Gates to ...Telegraph.co.ukBioterrorists could one day kill hundreds of millions of people in an attack more deadly than nuclear war, Bill Gates will warn world leaders.and more »
  • Scientists uncover how Zika virus causes microcephaly - Science Daily Friday
    Scientists uncover how Zika virus causes microcephalyScience Daily... that the Asian lineage Zika virus halted the proliferation of brain stem cells and hindered their ability to develop into brain nerve cells," said Ping Wu, senior author on the study and UTMB professor in the Department of Neuroscience & Cell Biology.and more »
  • X-ray pulses reveal structure of viral cocoon - Arizona State University Feb 15, 2017
    Arizona State UniversityX-ray pulses reveal structure of viral cocoonArizona State UniversityThe researchers examined the cocoon of the Cydia pomonella granulovirus (CpGV), which infects the caterpillars of the codling moth (Cydia pomonella) and is used in agriculture as a biological pesticide. The virus is harmless to humans. Petra Fromme ...



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  1. ^ virus. (2015). In Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary (11th ed.). Retrieved June 21, 2015, from http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/virus