Ron Smith, MD
Poxvirus in the News
Image Source. Negative-stained TEM (transmission electron microscopic) images.
All the viruses shown are members of the Poxviridae family. Variola (smallpox) infects only humans. Vaccinia (cowpox) and paravaccinia infect both humans and animals, and may be transmitted between the two. Note the common morphology of the various Poxviridae members, exhibited in their overall, barrel-shaped structure, though the paravaccinia virus tends to be more ovoid. Image 1 represents a mulberry form of the vaccinia virus. Image 2 is a paravaccinia virus. Image 3 shows three smallpox (variola) viruis particles which came from a vesicular fluid specimen.
CDC and Texas Confirm Monkeypox In U.S. Traveler
CDC Newsroom – July 16, 2021
More than 200 people being monitored for monkeypox in the U.S.: CDC
CTV News – July 22, 2021
Table of Ebola (EBV) Strains.
Kingdom: Riboviria, Phylum: Orthornavirae, Class: Negarnaviricota, Order: Monjiviricetes, Order: Mononegavirales, Family: Filoviridae, Genus: Ebolavirus, Species: (as shown below)
Scrolling Table of Current & Past Occurrences of Ebola (EBV) Infection.
Source: WHO Ebola virus disease
How To Use The Ebolavirus Map.
There well over a hundred map markers on the map. When you do a search, all available information for each marker is compared to your search criteria. If you search for “Congo” then the search will return both marker headings and descriptions that match. If you want to search only the marker labels, then use “Congo;” instead. If you want to search for a particular strain of virus, then use the correct acronym. If you want to see outbreaks in a ceration year, then you can use “1976” or “1976.” to get the correct results.