Hostwarming Party

Fellow viruses: Friends, Family, and Acquaintances

You are cordially invited to our hostwarming party. We've recently moved to a new host, and would love to see you there. Our new cell divides more regularly and is overall a much better fit for us! Come and infect a warm-blooded vertebrate, we're sure you'll have a fantastic time!

Your favorite single strand virus family,

The Parvoviridaes

Hostwarming Party

Friday, Dec. 11th, 6pm

Our humble ahost

Directions to our host:

  • enter the body through respiratory secretions or blood.
  • replicate in the lymph nodes
  • target rapidly dividing cells (intestinal wall)
  • cells attempt to regenerate themselves, keep fighting
  • THEN, you're here!

Just a little memo to catch you up!

Let's spend the night catching up in our beautiful new home. We've already had such a wonderful time here, it seems to bring us good luck. My son Parvovirus B19 was even able aid in some skin eruptions with an exanthemeous disease (Measles) in a child! SO PROUD! He has been an infectious young lad since the day he was born. He has a knack for entering the cells of children through respiratory secretions or from droplet infection. Specifically, he targets erythroid progenitor cells in both the spleen and in bone marrow. He has struggled a bit with infecting individuals without the blood group P antigen, because B19 is its natural receptor. Never the less, that rarely happens and I'm so proud of his accomplishments! Excited for a wonderful new beginning!

We hope you can come!!!

It's hard relocating and making a fresh start. I am not very well understood by others because I can't grow in cultures, and was only discovered in the 60's. I'm the smallest and simplest of all viruses, so it's a bit hard for me and my family and I. We may be small, but we are tough. We only contain genome and DNA, but we also are one of the most resistive viruses known to man. We are resistant to inactivation by solvents, temperature up to 122 degrees Fahrenheit, and pH.