Virology lecture #12: Infection basics

11 March 2010


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  • gsgs

    so, let's cooperate with the viruses and make them less virulent. That's what we want
    and they too. Create new viruses similar to old ones but less virulent to crowd
    out the virulent ones.

    I'm not sure quarantine ise useless for flu , 1957 still had airplanes and ships,
    1918 by ships. Very rigorous quarantine should help but it's too expensive.
    In a 1918-like scenario it would be worth the cost

    genetical factor for H5N1 ? only 3 cases.
    In 1918 they found ~twice as many cases in subsequent years if a close relative had died.

    skin openings are small enough to prevent entry ?

    viruses swim in the body, not held by tissue, I read

    flu may be on bank notes, but does it transmit this way ? Main route is assumed
    to be by droplets.

  • gsgs

    so, let's cooperate with the viruses and make them less virulent. That's what we want
    and they too. Create new viruses similar to old ones but less virulent to crowd
    out the virulent ones.

    I'm not sure quarantine ise useless for flu , 1957 still had airplanes and ships,
    1918 by ships. Very rigorous quarantine should help but it's too expensive.
    In a 1918-like scenario it would be worth the cost

    genetical factor for H5N1 ? only 3 cases.
    In 1918 they found ~twice as many cases in subsequent years if a close relative had died.

    skin openings are small enough to prevent entry ?

    viruses swim in the body, not held by tissue, I read

    flu may be on bank notes, but does it transmit this way ? Main route is assumed
    to be by droplets.