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May 8, 2017

Dear Friends,


This week we have two virology papers:


1) Mutation rate in RNA viruses, limits and fitness - concepts relevant to enteroviruses;


2) Norovirus Abs in sera collected over 4 decades.




Norovirus infection has not yet been linked to diabetes, or other autoimmune disease. Interesting observations: sera with reduced IgA levels still have sufficient tieters of norovirus-blocking Abs; sera collected over 4 decades are still blocking a recently emerging strain. Interesting technology: virus-like particles. In principle, the method could be applied to enteroviruses.


Have a nice weekend, Antonio


Antonio Toniolo, MD, FAMH
Ordinario di Microbiologia Medica
Università dell'Insubria, Dip. Biotecnologie e Scienze della Vita
Direttore, Laboratorio di Microbiologia Medica
Ospedale di Circolo e Fondazione Macchi
Viale Borri 57
21100 Varese, Italy

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