Characteristics that Give Viruses Pandemic Potential
Characteristics that Give Viruses Pandemic Potential
A handful of factors tip the scales in making a virus more likely to trigger a disruptive global outbreak. Right now, scientists tend to rank influenza, coronaviruses, and Nipah virus as the biggest threats.
Characteristics that Give Viruses Pandemic Potential
Characteristics that Give Viruses Pandemic Potential

A handful of factors tip the scales in making a virus more likely to trigger a disruptive global outbreak. Right now, scientists tend to rank influenza, coronaviruses, and Nipah virus as the biggest threats.

A handful of factors tip the scales in making a virus more likely to trigger a disruptive global outbreak. Right now, scientists tend to rank influenza, coronaviruses, and Nipah virus as the biggest threats.

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Table: Viruses that Threaten to Spark Another Pandemic
Table: Viruses that Threaten to Spark Another Pandemic
Anthony King | Aug 17, 2020
A coronavirus has been commanding the headlines for months, but strains of influenza and paramyxovirus are extremely dangerous pathogens that could spark outbreaks.
Australian Lab Cultures New Coronavirus as Infections Climb
Australian Lab Cultures New Coronavirus as Infections Climb
Jef Akst | Jan 29, 2020
With more than 6,000 cases of the 2019-nCoV virus confirmed, researchers are hoping that studying the pathogen in the lab will help stop the outbreak.
Infographic: Researchers Aim to Predict How Pathogens Jump Species
Infographic: Researchers Aim to Predict How Pathogens Jump Species
Ashley Yeager | May 31, 2018

Understanding the factors that influence spillover could help forecast future epidemics.

 

Zika-Infected Monkeys in Brazil
Zika-Infected Monkeys in Brazil
Kerry Grens | Apr 28, 2016
The viral strain scientists isolated from two nonhuman primates is identical to the one circulating among humans.
Hidden Menace
Hidden Menace
John Frater, Genevieve Martin, Matthew Pace | May 1, 2015
Curing HIV means finding and eradicating viruses still lurking in the shadows.
Hide and Seek
Hide and Seek
The Scientist Staff | Apr 30, 2015
Oxford researcher John Frater explains the strategy of targeting viral reservoirs to beat HIV.
Measuring Latent HIV
Measuring Latent HIV
Abby Olena | Oct 24, 2013
The latent HIV provirus reservoir persisting in CD4+ T cells is potentially 60 times larger than previously believed, researchers show.
Influenza Found in Bats
Jef Akst | Feb 28, 2012
A new subtype of the flu virus is identified in Guatemalan yellow-shouldered bats, and the virus may share its genes with the human version.