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View Resource Introduction to Molecular Virology

Virologist Ed Rybicki of the Department of Microbiology at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, has put together this tutorial on molecular virology. Designed for second year college students, the tutorial provides a colorful introduction to the topic. Basic text is hyperlinked to detailed explanations, giving viewers an opportunity choose the level of detail with which they want to explore...

http://www.mcb.uct.ac.za/mcb/resources/molecular_virology_in...
View Resource The West Nile Virus in North America: General Information, Maps, FAQs Testing and Control

The West Nile Virus, a mosquito-borne virus that causes encephalitis in vertebrates, was only found in the Eastern Hemisphere until 1999, when it was isolated in the northeastern United States. Seven deaths and several cases of severe illness caused by the virus have raised concern for public safety in the region. Recently, a special West Nile virus surveillance program has been funded in...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/se/2000/0802
View Resource Emerging Viruses

Emerging viruses are those "whose incidence in humans has increased in the past 2 decades or threatens to increase in the near future." This week's Topic in Depth focuses on sites related to viruses, particularly those that are considered "emerging." The first site (1) is an essay by Alison Jacobson of the University of Capetown that discusses some emerging and potentially emerging viruses,...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/nsdl/ls/2002/0419
View Resource The Common Cold

When winter rolls around and we begin to spend more time indoors, the common cold becomes an unfortunate reality for many of us. But for something as common as the cold, misconceptions about it are remarkably common as well. The following collection of Web sites provides an in-depth look at the cold and the cold virus. The first site (1) comes from the Common Cold Care Center of Cardiff...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/nsdl/ls/2003/0207
View Resource Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)

These Web sites provide detailed and timely information about SARS. The Centers for Disease Control Web site on SARS (1) is a great place to begin an online exploration of the disease and the current epidemic. Visitors will find general information about SARS, the latest CDC developments on the issue, SARS-related news, and much more. The next site is the World Health Organization's main Web page...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/nsdl/ls/2003/0530
View Resource Center for Disease Control and Prevention: H1N1 Flu

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has created this uniformly excellent site to help the general public learn about the H1N1 flu. The homepage is well-organized, and it contains helpful social networking buttons, along with direct links to email updates, and their RSS feed. Here, visitors can also read the "Situation Update" section, which includes a map of the United States...

https://www.cdc.gov/H1N1FLU/