First and upfront, let’s call this virus WARS*, which stands for Wuhan Associated Respiratory Syndrome. President Xi Jingping called for a war against the new virus, and a war it is. Therefore our acronym makes intuitive sense. The naming of Continue reading Some Thoughts about the New Coronavirus Syndrome and its Transmission
Several reasons have been proposed as explanations why so many S. aureus vaccines have failed in clinical trials. Clearly, the organism has a battery of virulence factors which may require a multipronged approach and neutralizing just a single mechanism with a specific mAb Continue reading Learning from Set-Backs: The Frustrating Search for a Staphylococcal Vaccine
Hanta Virus Epidemics in Germany? When I learned that a friend of mine came down with Hanta virus infection in Germany, I thought I had heard wrong. Mice and voles shed hanta viruses in their excreta which – when aerosolized Continue reading Surprise: Hanta Virus Right in Your Back Yard
Aeromonas salmonicida causes furunculosis in salmon hatcheries and in freshwater fish. The organism has several recognized virulence mechanisms including the T3SS . Link to this post!