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OK to use disease name over virus name?

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OK to use disease name over virus name?

Postby Ayeshaa » Mon Apr 09, 2012 1:34 am

is it ok to use the name of the disease if the actual virus name is not known?

^ I'm guessing it is, but not sure.
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Re: OK to use disease name over virus name?

Postby JorgeLobo » Mon Apr 09, 2012 9:32 am

Can you offer an example?
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Postby JackBean » Tue Apr 10, 2012 5:50 pm

I think the viruses are even often called with the disease name (say like flu virus, although this is of course just an example).
http://www.biolib.cz/en/main/

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Re: OK to use disease name over virus name?

Postby JackBean » Tue Apr 10, 2012 7:39 pm

some examples: West Nile virus, Yellow fever virus and for molecular biologists probably most known CMV.
http://www.biolib.cz/en/main/

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Postby Ayeshaa » Wed Apr 11, 2012 3:35 am

^thanks for the help I appreciate it =)
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