A new tick-borne virus has been discovered in the U.S., called Bourbon virus. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Bourbon virus may have killed a previously healthy man in Kansas last year.
The dangerous code that allowed the Superfish adware preinstalled on Lenovo laptops to spoof secure SSL certificates has now been found inside another twelve programs online. All are capable of getting around the security mechanisms in the HTTPS protocol.
Scientists have successfully cracked a code that controls the functions of a major group of viruses including the common cold and polio. Does this mean that a cure for the common cold is realizable?
Liberia's president on Monday announced the closure of an Ebola treatment facility which lay at the epicentre of the virus's worst outbreak in history, as the disease's spread has slowed in the country.
A new guinea pig model of Ebola viral transmission, from Canadian scientists, shows that direct contact with infected animals is not necessary to catch the disease. The results could inform about health protection.
Throughout the U.K., flu is circulating at its highest level for three years. The predominant type of flu virus - H3N2 - is a significantly different variant from the viral strain seen in high numbers last winter.
A research project has been looking at how the most common protein the makes up the Ebola virus can be blocked. This is seen as importance since the protein mediates replication of a new viral particle.
A nurse who has just returned from West Africa to the U.K. has been diagnosed with Ebola. The healthcare worker is being treated in hospital in Glasgow, Scotland. This is the U.K.'s second Ebola case.
One year on from the first Ebola case in Guinea, the U.S. CDC raises a new warning about the potential spread of the virus and notes that more needs to be done to slow down the spread disease.
A week is a long time in science. With Ebola, the U.S. government admits new patient; joint pains stall a major clinical trial; U.S. grants immunity to vaccine developers; and new doubts are raised about Ebola dying quickly outside the human body.
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A virus that has killed over 1,560 Atlantic bottlenose dolphins since July, 2013 has now reached the Florida keys. The remains of a dolphin that died after being stranded on Bahia Honda State Park has tested positive for morbillivirus.
The Ebola virus is adept at moving from from person to person via direct contact with infected body fluids. However, how long can the virus survive outside of the body? New research seeks an answer.
HIV seems to be evolving. The virus's ability to cause AIDS is slowing down. A new study shows that those infected by HIV are progressing to AIDS more slowly. This means that the virus becomes less virulent.
Scanning electron micrograph of HIV-1 budding (in green)
Hex dump of the Blaster virus, showing a message left for Microsoft CEO Bill Gates by the virus programmer
Colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM) revealing some of the ultrastructural morphology displayed by an Ebola virus virion.
CDC/Frederick A. Murphy
A photomicrograph of skeletal muscle tissue revealing myotonic dystrophic changes as a result of Polio
H7N9 virus (computer aided illustration)
Electron microscopy image of a Pandoravirus particle
Colorized transmission electron micrograph of Avian influenza A H5N1 viruses
Close up on the measles virus
The bacteriophage (bacteria-infecting virus) Czyszczon1 was discovered by Purdue student Emilia Czyszczon in a Bedford, Indiana cave.
Scanning electron micrograph of human immunodeficiency virus
HIV virus particle
Glass representation of the bacteriophage virus by Luke Jerram
Ebola virus virion: colorized transmission electron micrograph
This (Pseudocolored) negative-stained (false-colored) transmission electron micrograph (TEM) depicts the ultrastructural details of an influenza virus particle, or “virion”. A member of the taxonomic family Orthomyxoviridae, the influenza virus is a single-stranded RNA organism
: Cynthia Goldsmith
Scanning electron microscope (SEM) image of the Avian Flu Virus
Ebola particles are quite scary up close, but you should not buy into the fear right away.