A viral infection could attract mosquitoes to humans

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Mosquitoes are the deadliest animal in the world. Hundreds of thousands of deaths a year are attributed to mosquito-borne diseases such as malaria, yellow fever, dengue, Zika, and chikungunya. The way mosquitoes seek out and feed on their hosts are important factors in how a virus circulates […]

After Roe, his Facebook group went viral.

When the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade on Friday, Veronica Risinger started what she thought would be a small Facebook group for her neighbors in Kansas City, Missouri, to share resources for people seeking abortions. But Risinger’s phone notifications never stopped. His small group has morphed into a 30,000-member national nexus for anger, candid […]

A seagull flaps its wings and a deadly virus explodes

A large black-backed gull that migrated from Europe to eastern Canada last winter may have been the first carrier in North America of the deadly strain of avian influenza that has killed tens of millions of domestic birds and devastated wild bird populations. . Large-scale outbreaks have provided researchers with a new opportunity to refine […]

Duration of shedding of cultivable virus in SARS-CoV-2 Omicron infection (BA.1)

To the editor: The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) variant B.1.1.529 (omicron) has a shorter incubation period and higher transmission rate than previous variants.1,2 Recently, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended shortening the period of strict isolation for infected people in non-healthcare settings from 10 days to 5 days after symptom onset […]

Types, Symptoms, Treatments in Adults and Kids

Rashes are common skin irritations that may be caused by allergies, diseases, or infections. Bacteria, fungi, or viruses can cause an infection. A viral rash is a skin rash resulting from a viral infection like chickenpox, rubella, or measles. A viral rash often occurs with other symptoms associated with the underlying viral infection. This can […]

Influenza A virus undergoes compartmentalized replication in vivo dominated by stochastic bottlenecks

Large-scale incorporation of barcodes avoids artificial bottlenecking of variants Naturally occurring genetic diversity in influenza virus populations is poorly suited for high-resolution characterization of population-level dynamics and cannot accurately enumerate the full spectrum of individual virions present. Many virions will not have genetically unique markers and genetic mutations may affect the fitness of the virus, […]

When raw emotion goes viral

From the moment reports of a shooter at a Texas elementary school hit social media, you knew to expect certain heartbeats. First, the errant clips of people close to the scene; then the early and wrong news; then the timeline filled in, hour by hour, as the national media vied with the local media for […]

Antibodies to combat viral infections: development strategies and progress

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