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Giant Virus, Awakened From 30,000-Year Slumber, Is Still Infectious. no need to scour eBay for a HAZMAT suit: the virus, dubbed Pithovirus sibericum, only infects single-celled amoebas. However, the discovery has scientists wondering what other microbes are hidden in melting permafrost awaiting another chance to infect.
Damn...I'd love to eat, sleep and bathe right beneath there--I'd never move! Does it have a wonderful scent too? That would almost be too much ecstasy to bear....--Pia (Jacaranda Tree Tunnel, Sydney, Australia)