Thursday, February 2, 2023

Onset Of Flu Season Raises Concerns About Human-To-Pet Transmission

As flu season approaches, people who get sick may not realize they can pass the flu not only to other humans, but possibly to other animals, including pets such as cats, dogs and ferrets. This concept, called "reverse zoonosis," is still poorly understood but has raised concern among some scientists and veterinarians, who want to raise awareness and prevent further flu transmission to pets.

Viruses Help Scientists Battle Pathogenic Bacteria and Improve Water Supply

Infectious bacteria received a taste of their own medicine from University of Missouri researchers who used viruses to infect and kill colonies of Pseudomonas aeruginosa,...

New Study Reveals How Fast Ebola Virus Can Spread

Earlier this week Liberia's defense minister, Brownie Samukai told the U.N. Security Council that Ebola "is now spreading like wildfire, devouring everything in its...

Biologists Find ‘Surprising’ Number of Unknown Viruses in Sewage

Though viruses are the most abundant life form on Earth, our knowledge of the viral universe is limited to a tiny fraction of the...

Study of Giant Viruses Shakes Up Tree of Life

A new study of giant viruses supports the idea that viruses are ancient living organisms and not inanimate molecular remnants run amok, as some...