Viral Bioinformatics Research Centre Blog

This Is What Vaccines Have Saved The World From

The polio vaccine changed lives in the mid-1950s, a decade during which thousands of children were being devastated by the disease. At its height in 1952, the virus infected almost 60,000 kids in the United...

Taiwan working to “eradicate” avian influenza

TAIWAN, 13 November 2018 – Taiwan’s Council of Agriculture said it plans to eradicate avian influenza virus by stepping up monitoring and prevention measures at domestic poultry farms as it opened its new Research...

Pandemic 1918 – News and events,

This talk will use previously unpublished records, memoirs, diaries and government publications to uncover the human story of the Spanish Flu in 1918… See it on Scoop.it, via Virology News Pandemic 1918 – News...

Virus genomes from deep sea sediments expand the ocean megavirome and support independent origins of viral gigantism

The Nucleocytoplasmic Large DNA Viruses (NCLDV) of eukaryotes (proposed order “Megavirales”) include the families Poxviridae, Asfarviridae, Iridoviridae, Ascoviridae, Phycodnaviridae, Marseilleviridae, and Mimiviridae, as well as still unclassified Pithoviruses, Pandoraviruses, Molliviruses and Faustoviruses. Several of...