Tag Archives: parvovirus

Understanding the next Ebola virus rather than panicking about the current one

How emerging diseases emerge. Continue reading

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Virus logistics – vimentin is required for parvovirus infection

Parvoviruses have always been a bit of a mystery because they are very fussy about the types of cell they will grow in. Continue reading

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How Parvoviruses Escape Interferon Control

Clever parvovirus – small, but perfectly formed. Continue reading

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First detailed characterization of a novel human virus

With a recurrent pandemic of newly emerging viruses worldwide, there is strong interest in uncovering novel viruses that can infect humans. Continue reading

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Does human bocavirus infection depend on helper viruses?

Human bocavirus (HBoV) was discovered in 2005. There remains the possibility that HBoV infections depend on helper viruses or at least contribute synergistically to clinical disease. Continue reading

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Productive Parvovirus B19 Infection of Primary Human Cells

Human parvovirus B19 is the etiological agent of fifth disease seen in children, aplastic crisis in sickle cell disease patients, chronic anemia in immunocompromised patients, and hydrops fetalis in pregnant women. 35 years after its discovery, it was still not possible to propagate B19 in vitro in a productive and sustainable manner. Continue reading

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