Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Human Papilloma Virus types 16 + 18


Hi
I'm
Human Papilloma Virus types 16 and 18.
I'm from family
Papillomaviridae.

I am sexually transmitted.
I am linked to cervical cancer.
My types 16 and 18 cause 70% of these.
Brothers 31, 33 and 45 cause some of the rest.

People have just found a vaccine against me.
Boohoo!

5 comments:

Natural Wonders of the World said...

Why is it all the underwear has a heart? :)

Emma Lurie said...

They are romantic microbes, always the dreamers.

Tom P. said...

Ha ha, HPV! We have kicked your ass. My daughter never has to worry about you thanks to the vaccine!!!

And Emma Lurie... thank you for creating this blog. It truly is one of the best things on the web.

Tom P. said...

One thing I was surprised about is that when I go to the comment page and click on "original post" it doesn't show the picture of the microbe but rather shows the text "[Photo]". I have to admit that I did not realize these were actual photographs. Great job catching them in such good poses!

Anonymous said...

because it's sexually transmitted disease :P