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Monster virus discovered

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posted on Mar, 31 2003 @ 12:45 PM
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The largest virus ever discovered has been found in a water-cooling tower in Bradford, England. It was lurking inside single-celled organisms called amoebae, but its discoverers believe that it may also be capable of infecting humans.

Although the new virus is a thousand times smaller than a pinhead, its girth of 400 nanometres makes it a mammoth in the microbial world. Most viruses measure between 10 and 100 nanometres, and the newcomer is even bigger than some bacteria.



The Mimivirus particles (green) are seen inside the amoebae (red)

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posted on Mar, 31 2003 @ 12:54 PM
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Okay, this is not good!!!!!


Where did you find out about this?



posted on Mar, 31 2003 @ 01:46 PM
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Ravenstar i seemed to remember reading this recently,nothing is conclusive yet.I checked my links here ya go.

www.newscientist.com...



posted on Mar, 31 2003 @ 01:50 PM
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I left a link it's the last sentence ' the whole article '.



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