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Virus - Notable Historical Events

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Virus - Historical Events
Date Event
1918-10-31

Spanish flu-virus kills 21,000 in US in 1 week

1955-06-10

1st separation of virus into component parts reported

1955-11-02

Clarton-Schwerdt & Schaffer discover polio virus

1955-11-03

First virus crystallized (announced)

1982-01-30

Richard Skrenta writes the first PC virus code, which is 400 lines long and disguised as an Apple boot program called "Elk Cloner".

1984-04-21

Centers for Disease Cont says virus discovered in France causes AIDS

1984-04-23

AIDS-virus identified (acquired immune deficiency syndrome)

1984-10-25

Hepatitis virus is discovered

1988-11-02

Computers virus strikes Pentagon, SDI research lab & 6 universities

1989-01-13

Computers across Britain hit by "Friday the 13th"/Jerusalem virus

1989-01-26

US computer security expert warns of catastrophic virus

1991-11-07

Magic Johnson announces he has HIV virus & retires from LA Lakers

1992-03-06

The Michelangelo computer virus begins to affect computers.

1995-05-09

Kinshasa, Zaire under quarantine after an outbreak of Ebola virus

1998-06-02

The CIH computer virus is discovered in Taiwan.

2003-04-23

Beijing closes all schools for two weeks because of the SARS virus.

2012-08-21

20 people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo die from the Ebola virus

2014-09-27

The West African death toll from the Ebola virus reaches 3,000 lives

2014-09-30

A case of Ebola Virus reaches Dallas, Texas

2016-01-01

Zika virus reported in Puerto Rico

2016-01-22

Mosquito-Borne Zika Virus Found in 3 New York State Patients

2016-01-22

CDC expands Zika virus alert; more countries issue pregnancy warnings

2016-01-28

Zika Virus 'Spreading Explosively' in Americas, WHO Says

2016-02-01

Zika virus constitutes a 'public health emergency,' World Health Organization says

2016-02-05

Brazilian lab detects Zika virus in saliva, urine

2016-02-10

China Reports 1st Case of Imported Zika Virus

2016-02-17

FDA issues guidelines to keep Zika virus out of donated blood

2016-03-09

Study links Zika virus to brain inflammation

2016-04-15

Colombia Reports First Cases of Microcephaly Linked to Zika Virus

2016-04-17

Peru reports first case of sexually transmitted Zika virus

2016-05-18

US Senate set to approve $1.1 billion in Zika virus funding

2016-07-09

1st death related to Zika virus seen in continental US

2016-08-05

Spraying Begins in Miami to Combat the Zika Virus

2016-08-25

Zika virus may linger in babies' blood for months, with unknown effects

2016-08-28

Singapore confirms first case of locally transmitted Zika virus

2016-08-29

Zika virus: Singapore confirms 41 locally transmitted cases

2016-11-19

WHO declares end of Zika emergency but says virus remains a threat

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Virus - Birthdays
Date Event
1904-08-16

Wendell Stanley, biochemist, 1st to crystallize a virus (Nobel 1946)

1952-12-29

David Everritt, This Darkness: The Vampire Virus

1960-01-10

Leobardo Arias, Virus-Sin, un compuesto revolucionario

1963-01-21

James Ytuarte, The Drone Virus

1974-08-03

Dave Brock, The Road Virus Heads North

1975-9-07

Andy Murphy, The Drone Virus

1977-03-09

James Clement, That Girl Is Like a Virus

1977-04-03

Marko Sopic, Virus

1977-07-29

Josep Maria Miró, El virus de la por

1978-05-01

Rachel Feldman, The Drone Virus

1981-02-13

Ryan Farrell, This Darkness: The Vampire Virus

1982-03-02

Nikolas Jürgens, Virus Undead

1982-12-08

Richard Tucci, Virus X

1983-06-07

Anna Breuer, Virus Undead

1985-07-30

Marvin Gronen, Virus Undead

1988-02-02

Kathryn Eastwood, Virus of the Dead

1989-03-23

Mike Winkler, The Agency: Pursuit of the Ares Virus

1993-04-23

Jason Sanderford, The Human Virus

Virus - Deaths
Date Event
2010-05-07

David Everritt, This Darkness: The Vampire Virus


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