Archive for July, 2009

What does swine flu look like?

If you have been following all the major news reports, such as the ones on the BBC then you will have probably have been bombarded  with images of a spherical virus with lots of spikes, as an image of what swine flu looks like. This would not be entirely correct. The first high resolution electron microscopy images of the swine flu virus have been released which show that the virus is not spherical but rahter oblong in shape, as shown in the image below.

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