BIOL 103 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Flu Season, 1918 Flu Pandemic, Arbovirus

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Tuesdays and thursdays 2:30 to 4:30 in biosci 2420. Zika pandemic: the zika forest in uganda is an intersection for biodiversity. Spreading rapidly out from a narrow equatorial band: zikv is an arbovirus like yellow fever and west nile, arbovirus arthropod borne. Lots of microcephaly in the leeds bradford area in pakistan due to inbreeding depression and the breeding of cousins: helps to indentify genes related to microcephaly, microcephaly caused by as many as 8 recessive genes affecting brain growth. 4 have been identified, involving proteins necessary for neuroblast formation. 3 or 4 show hallarks of extremely rapid evolutionary change in recent human history. Inbreeding the breeding between close relatives: varieties of influenza. Flu viruses are characterized as being type a, b or c. It is constantly mutating and shifting: can be asymptomatic, zunosis when diseases or strains cross species boundaries (bird flu, type a is most common, mutable and epidemiologically dangerous.

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