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Author(s): Wah Chiu, PhD, and Matthew Dougherty, MS. Slides: Sonia Rahmati Clayton, PhD, and Colleen Krockenberger, BS.

Viruses - History

Transcript from "Viruses," National Center for Macromolecular Imaging
Tiny but lethal, viruses have changed human history. In 1918, a worldwide influenza epidemic killed more than 20 million people within a few months. In the 16th century, Cortez and 600 soldiers invaded Mexico on horseback. The native Aztecs had never seen horses. Cortez also brought something Aztecs couldn't see, smallpox, measles and influenza viruses.

Additional Virus information:
This image of the Salmonella bacteriophage P22 was made using several different reconstruction methods. The Salmonella bacteriophage P22 has similar assembly and maturation steps as other phages and Herpesvirus.

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Virus images courtesy of Wah Chiu, PhD, National Center for Macromolecular Imaging at Baylor College of Medicine. Funding for the images provided by NCMI, NIH.