Viruses in a vector
howzit at io.org
Sat Apr 20 07:03:31 EST 1996
OK. I believe that a disease is possibly being transmitted by a vector.
The vector is a fish. (Actually several species of fish have been
observed performing "cleaning" behaviour)
I figure tissue, material and the viruses gets carried around by the
My question is this.
If I captured one or several of these suspected mechanical vectors,
would a lab be able to detect the viruses after (say) 24 hours or more
has passed. (Could be in the dentition for example)
I know from my readings that viruses can't survive on their own for any
length of time. Hmmmm... I guess I have another question.
Can dead viruses be detected in such a scenario?
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