Monday, April 19, 2010

Virologists on XMRV

XMRV's Effects - He stated one team had followed primates over a year; they found that XMRV levels peaked at one week after infection, then declined to low levels for the rest of the year but that they found it in a lot of tissues. It's a real virus
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Similarity to polio:
They were unable to find live poliovirus until a child was brought to the hospital very early in the disease process.  They found that the typical polio symptoms did not appear until after the production of antibodies started.
So, there's a brief period of severe infection and that's that, but the damage continues.

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