Congrats to Ari Düx and for their excellent work on measles origins, published today in : . Our first ancient pathogen study!
For those of you who are bored of reading about the latest zoonotic pandemic, an update on the story of how measles emerged from rinderpest, with evidence that it occurred around 2500 years give or take a few hundred years. (Apologies for the paywall.)
Remarkable recovery of a measles virus genome from 108-yr-old formalin-fixed tissue, with new insights into the ancient origins and evolutionary history of MeV. Outstanding demonstration of the value of museum collections for pathogen research. 💯
Research in Science paints a new portrait of the evolutionary history of measles, finding that the virus diverged from a closely related cattle-infecting virus in approximately the sixth century BCE—around 1,400 years earlier than current estimates. ($)
Lessons from measles emergence during early urbanization are still relevant today for COVID and globalization. Honored to collaborate with Measles virus and rinderpest virus divergence dated to the sixth century BCE
Fascinataing study dating the divergence of #measles and #rinderpest viruses and correlating this with urbanisation
#ClassicsTwitter #MedievalTwitter New study claiming to have discovered the origin of #measles & #Rinderpest: "Measles virus and rinderpest virus divergence dated to the sixth century BCE," . Paywalled.
Measles virus and rinderpest virus divergence dated to the sixth century BCE
Research in Science paints a new portrait of the evolutionary history of measles, finding that the virus diverged from a closely related cattle-infecting virus in approximately the sixth century BCE—around 1,400 years earlier than current estimates. ($)
Très heureux de voir aujourd'hui notre étude sur l'estimation de l'âge de la divergence entre la rougeole et son cousin "animal", la peste bovine publiée dans le journal Science !
Ariane Düx and colleagues show how the century-old virus genome, extracted from formalin-fixed lung tissue, can help efforts to pinpoint the time of emergence of measles.
Is the measles virus older than previously thought? In #RKI, , Berlin Museum of Medical History , and report that the measles virus may have emerged as early as the 6th century BCE.
Measles as a zoonosis derived from rinderpest. Divergence dated to the sixth century BCE.
Measles virus and rinderpest virus divergence dated to the sixth century BCE