Ebola virus: wild and domestic animals, plants and insects…

IMPORTED POST* Initial Ebola virus (EBOV) infection of humans is a rare zoonotic spillover event.  Hypsignathus monstrosus, Epomops franqueti and Myonycteris torquatebats, all fruit-eating megabats of the family Pteropodidae, are considered to be important reservoir hosts, Read More …

This little MERS-CoV infected piggy had RNA, but that little piggy with indirect contact had none…

Back in April, a Spanish/Dutch collaborative study came out looking at whether pigs deliberately infected with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) might be able to transmit that virus to Read More …