Thursday, June 14, 2007

Kaposi's Sarcoma Herpesvirus


Hello.

My name is Kaposi's Sarcoma Herpesvirus, or HHV-8.

I'm part of the Herpesviridae family.

When I appear, people usually get a type of skin cancer called Karposi's sarcoma.
It gives you red-brown spots all over.

I'm rarely seen in people with good immune systems.
I'm very common in people with HIV or AIDS.

62 comments:

CND said...

This is kind of the best blog ever. Microbes + neat cartoons = sublime

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Amrita said...

Thank goodness Karposi 's nowhere near me.Thank you for informing me about all the microbes i DON 'T have.

Teresa Ulrich said...

I love how the pictures are all sunshine and rainbows but the descriptions of them make my skin crawl. :)

Bobbiejean said...

I stumbled upon your blog looking up S.sangius Thanks for all the info!

sabrina said...

To give the microbes their mini-profiles... This is interesting!

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toby said...

Another long holiday, Ms Lurie? This post is a month old!
Such an easy life for some.;)

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Carol-Ann said...

This is one amazing and amusing blog. If you keep it up you shall earn an honorary doctorate in blogging! Next step is to compile it all into a book and publish it through lulu.com. Then you can advertise your book on your blog and become a multi-millionaire!

Great stuff! Go to the head of the class and take a bow!

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Tracie said...

I love it!!! I will adopt this one since I actually am doing my PhD on it....woohooo :-)


p.s I don't know if you know but herpesvirus don't have legs :-p

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Wheels said...

I see you've taken some time off. Hope its nothing contagious. Great comics. I'm using them to teach co-workers in a clean room business about our microbe cohabitants. Hope you get a chance to start back into bacteria. I'd love to see some environmental isolates like Chloroflexus and Desulfibrio and other wetland anaerobes. (I'm a wetlands nut as well as a bacterium nut.)

Ampiku said...

I miss your posts!

Lauren said...

i love your site!
can you make an eosinophil up for adoptions? it's actually a type of white blood cell but i would love to adopt one.

ghost said...

this pretty fucked up. and strangely addictive.

Amrita said...

hi emma where are you thaere are lots more microbes to talk about

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Anonymous said...

Thank you for putting fun into microbes! Bio is a bit scary for a college/uni intro bio student like me, and your blog made me smile at a subject I usually scowl at.

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Silvia Cléa said...

Hey, Emma!

No, please, come back! You couldn't to stop with this blog...your job (drawings and profiles are great!!)

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Hallie said...

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Zookeeper said...

I love you blog. What cute graphics. :)

kabalweg said...

Your blog is really extraordinary. But why there is no new entry anymore?

Anonymous said...

good stuff! why the long break? you're not studying too much are you?

matt.koehler@utoronto.ca said...

hey, I really enjoy your work. Tell me though, are you studying micro in school, or just very interested? Either way, i'm impressed.

Anonymous said...

Anymore new post? Hmm

Heather said...

Please update. =) I like your blog! I'm a Micro student but I never really looked my studies as much as you are. Can I link you in my blog?

pharma2008 said...

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Crayola said...

I love this blog, it's genius!! Would it be too, too much to ask for picture of lymphatic filariasis/elephantitis? :-) :-) Pleeeease???

bekah said...

i just wanted to say i love your blog! i sent it out to my medical school classmates as a review before our microbiology exam. :)

Leucantha` said...

Fun yet serious blog. Microbiology rocks, or maybe geology rocks, whatever. ; )

Caren said...

However did you get this great idea?

Something tells me this blog will end up on next month's link love because this is great. It's cute learning about diseases <3

2674_Tomillo said...

I love it. Will you continue doing any more? I doubt it since you haven´post in a while

rapunzelina said...

I hope you are well.

Take care, hope to see updates soon...

Ian said...

Thanks for study help. Makes it a lot easier on the brain.

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Markk said...

I second what Carol-Ann said. You have a fantastic blog and one day you could compile a collection of your microbes and turn it into a book. I'm sure it will be a big hit.

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Gracias por hacer agradable la micro :D

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agnes said...

i gave this website to my microbiology professor

she's a fan, just like a am!

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yeah, it's ashame you've stopped publishing. I just featured it on my blog cuz I liked it so much!

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