virus Archive

Infographic – Zika Virus

The Zika virus seems to have come out of nowhere, but in reality it has been documented since the early 20th century. So why has it been in the news recently? Once it spread to …

Infographic : What is MERS?

In the wake of the Ebola crisis in West Africa, the recent epidemic of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (or MERS) in South Korea has focused attention once gain on viruses that have the ability to …

Video: Viral Life Cycle

Our latest video summarizes the stages of the viral life cycle for a DNA virus. Coming soon are animations of how a retrovirus (RNA-virus) infects cells and an updated article on the influenza virus. Follow …

What Lies Inside New York City’s Rats

To live in any city in America means to live alongside Rattus novegiucus– the Norwegian rat, also known as the common rat or brown rat. In New York, Los Angeles, Boston and Chicago, Rattus novegiucus …

Things to Know about Ebola

The recent outbreaks of Ebola in Africa have focused  media attention on viruses and the science of epidemiology. Let’s  take a look at some questions about the Ebola virus: What is the Ebola virus and …