Cold Sores Have Been Blistering Humans For Thousands of Years, Finds New Study

Cold Sores Have Been Blistering Humans For Thousands of Years, Finds New Study

The preservation of DNA in the teeth of humans dating as far back as 1,500 years have revealed the ancient origins of the pervasive herpes virus strain that causes cold sores. The genomic data suggests that herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1), which today infects around 3.7 billion people globally, emerged and proliferated around 5,000 … Read more

Monkeypox strain detected in India not linked to Europe outbreak | Latest India News

Monkeypox strain detected in India not linked to Europe outbreak |  Latest India News

Genome sequencing reports from two monkeypox patients in Kerala suggests they were infected with the A.2 strain of the virus, different from the one causing the monkeypox outbreaks in Europe, an analysis by scientists at CSIR Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (CSIR-IGIB ). This A.2 strain, which has largely been found in the US … Read more