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What should you call your favourite virus?

What should you call your favourite virus?

The International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV) meet regularly to ensure the taxonomy of viruses is kept logical and up-to-date in the face of an ever-increasing number of new viruses and genome sequences; discussed in here in Nature. This sometimes results...
The Right Tools for Rubella

The Right Tools for Rubella

Rubella remains a significant pathogen worldwide, with 100,000 cases of congenital rubella syndrome estimated to occur every year. Vaccines to Rubella are highly safe and have effectively eliminated endemic infection in many developed countries, yet inadequate...
Five Methods You Can Use to Overcome Zika-Dengue Cross-Reactivity

Five Methods You Can Use to Overcome Zika-Dengue Cross-Reactivity

Cross-reactivity between the Zika and Dengue viruses in serological assays is one of the biggest challenges faced by the epidemiologists, academics and pharmaceutical companies trying to control the Zika epidemic, as it brings the quality and reliability of diagnostic...