Talk:Virus

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Marburg Virus Outbreak information outdated[edit]

This article states that the Marburg Virus outbreak of mid 2000's was the worst hemmoragic fever outbreaks on record. This has now long been eclipsed by the 2014 Ebola outbreak in Africa and should be updated.

http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/134771/1/roadmapsitrep_24Sept2014_eng.pdf?ua=1 — Preceding unsigned comment added by Penetronn (talkcontribs) 18:13, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

I have updated the article as you have suggested, thanks. Graham Colm (talk) 18:30, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

fix sentence[edit]

Article states: In 2011, researchers discovered the then-largest known virus on the ocean floor off the coast of Las Cruces, Chile. Provisionally named Megavirus chilensis, it can be seen with a basic optical microscope...

Assuming the report was not just the "largest on the ocean floor", suggest new sentence:

In 2011, researchers discovered the largest virus then known in samples taken from the ocean floor off the coast of Las Cruces, Chile. Provisionally named Megavirus chilensis, it can be seen with a basic optical microscope...64.26.99.248 (talk) 19:19, 18 December 2014 (UTC)

  • I have changed it to: "In 2011, researchers discovered the largest then known virus in samples of water collected from the ocean floor off the coast of Las Cruces, Chile." Graham Beards (talk) 20:01, 18 December 2014 (UTC)