Tag: virus

  • Another Novel Zoonotic Virus: The Langya henipavirus!

    Another Novel Zoonotic Virus: The Langya henipavirus!

    Picture source: CDC Recent reports from the eastern region of China in the New England Journal of Medicine mentioned 35 patients showing feverish symptoms, infected with a novel zoonotic virus (virus of animal origin that can infect humans). The virus, Langya henipavirus (LayV), was named after the town “Langya“ where the first patient infected with […]

  • The Spoils of Epstein-Barr Virus and Its Role in Multiple Sclerosis

    The Spoils of Epstein-Barr Virus and Its Role in Multiple Sclerosis

    Picture source: iStock, Health Central 2022 is off to a great start for Science as Harvard researchers published a study that potentially solves a longstanding question: Can viral infections cause Multiple Sclerosis (MS)? According to their findings, the answer is yes, we can confidently say that Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV), a long-term suspect for causing this […]

  • Global Warming Impacts Not Only Our Environment, But Also Our Health

    Global Warming Impacts Not Only Our Environment, But Also Our Health

    Picture credits: CNN COVID may have been terrible for humanity but was beneficial for our earth. Despite of countless calls to action from scientists and activists alike, the human race failed to make the strides necessary to stop global warming from progressing to irreversible levels, resulting in increased frequency of natural disasters and diseases. The […]