What drives outbreaks of midge-borne viruses in the UK?
Dr C Sanders, Prof M Baylis
5 April 2019
In recent years, viruses transmitted by biting midges have become increasingly important to livestock farming in the UK. Thousands of these tiny flies are present on farms across the UK and incursions of bluetongue virus and Schmallenberg virus have a significant economic impact on animal production.
Host factors determining latency and reactivation of MDV-1 virus
Dr Y Yao, Dr F Grey
29 March 2019
Herpesviruses are large dsDNA viruses that cause widespread, lifelong latent infections in different hosts, through multiple virus-host interactions to create a delicate balance between the virus and the host.