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By Vincent Racaniello, PhD The time before the symptoms of a viral infection appear is called the incubation period. During this time, viral genomes are replicating and the host is responding, producing...

By Maria Corena McLeod, PhD  WSAID interview 10-01-2014 5:00 PM. With Jzohn Alexander Nyahn Jr Executive Director CHESS-Liberia MSc. Development Finance Nimba County, Liberia   As of October 1, 2014,...

Dr. Ian Mackay, PhD is a virologist with The University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. See more of Dr Mackay’s blogging at Virology Down Under “Aerosol” is a messy word. It means...

Written by Dr. Katherine E. Arden and Dr. Ian M. Mackay The outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) began in December 2013 in Guinea. It spread to Sierra Leone, Liberia, Nigeria and Senegal. The last two...

Dr. Ian Mackay, PhD is a virologist with The University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. See more of Dr Mackay’s blogging at Virology Down Under This is the first case of Ebola virus infection...

Mike Coston is the Owner/Editor of Avian Flu Diary With the advent of modern antibiotics – Hansen’s Disease, aka Leprosy – has been vastly reduced around the globe over the past couple of decades,...

Mike Coston is the Owner/Editor of Avian Flu Diary The outbreak of EV-D68 – an (up-till-now) rarely seen non-polio enterovirus infection – continues in North America with more than 40 states and several...

Mike Coston is the Owner/Editor of Avian Flu Diary With its exponential growth, high mortality rate, and potential to escape the confines of West Africa, it is admittedly difficult to get anyone to think...

Mike Coston is the Owner/Editor of Avian Flu Diary Just over 5 months ago we first learned of a new reassortant avian flu subtype called H5N6 which had infected local poultry – and killed a 49...

Although lab confirmation is still awaited in some areas, the outbreak of severe respiratory illness in kids that we saw pop up N.W. Missouri a little over a week ago (see Kansas City Outbreak Identified...