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August 7, 2020
The Journal of Medical Microbiology (JMM) is a journal published by the Microbiology Society, focused on providing comprehensive coverage of medical, dental and veterinary microbiology and infectious diseases, including bacteriology, virology, mycology and parasitology. This month, Dr Direk Limmathurotsakul discusses the paper ‘Correlation between cervical HPV DNA detection and HPV16 seroreactivity measured with L1-only and L1+L2 viral capsid antigens’ which was chosen as Editor’s Choice for the July issue of JMM.
June 25, 2019
Every year, an estimated 59,000 people die from rabies. Usually contracted following a bite from an infected animal, rabies is almost always fatal in people who have not been vaccinated. Once symptoms of appear, there is little-to-no hope for the infected individual, with no treatment options currently available.
May 31, 2019
One of the two Hot Topic Lectures taking place at the Microbiology Society Annual Conference in April this year was held by Dr Javier Martin (National Institute for Biological Standards and Control [NIBSC], UK). In his talk, titled ‘Paralytic disease caused by enteroviruses: the role of non-polio serotypes’ Dr Martin discussed the recent upsurge of acute flaccid myelitis cases reported in various countries in 2018 and their possible association with enterovirus infections.
February 25, 2019
The RIVR (Recently Independent Virology Researchers), as the name would suggest, is a network of recently independent researchers (both lecturers and fellows) working in the field of virology. The group meets annually to network and share their science. This year, RIVR was held on 7-8 January at the Marriott Hotel in Leeds city centre. Becky Sumner attended the event through a bursary from the Journal of General Virology. Here, she discusses the event:
February 15, 2019
This month on Microbe Talk, the Microbiology Society's podcast, we discuss the influenza vaccine with two experts, Dr John McCauley and Dr Othmar Engelhardt.
August 17, 2018
West Nile Fever is a disease spread to humans and horses by mosquitoes. In Europe this year, there have been 230 cases of West Nile Fever, and 17 deaths. This month, we spoke with an expert to discuss where the virus comes from, what influences disease spread, and what infection looks like:
June 5, 2018
In April at the Microbiology Society Annual Conference 2018, Professor Geoffrey Smith from the University of Cambridge was awarded the Marjory Stephenson Prize. He gave his talk on 'Vaccinia Virus: a portrait of a poxvirus'. In this post, Alison Sinclair gives us an overview of the lecture, which you can watch below.
April 4, 2016