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After talking to a couple of the most respected minds in the giant virus field of study, I'm confident that smaller viruses are much more of a threat to me than something that would attack amoeba. Even if that changes, I have hand sanitizer, and I'm not afraid to use it!

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  • Dell'Amore, Christine. "Biggest Virus Yet Found, May Be Fourth Domain of Life?" National Geographic. July 19, 2013 (Oct. 6, 2015)
  • New World Encyclopedia. "Amoeba." 2015 (Oct. 7, 2015)
  • Sirucek, Stefan. "Ancient 'Giant Virus' Revived From Siberian Permafrost." National Geographic. March 3, 2014 (Oct. 8, 2015)
  • UPI Staff. "'Stupidity virus' discovered, scientists say." UPI. Nov. 11, 2014 (Oct. 9, 2015)
  • Van Etten, James L. University of Nebraska. Oct. 7, 2015. Telephone interview.
  • Wessner, D.R. "Discovery of the Giant Mimivirus." Nature Education. 2010 (Oct. 6, 2015)
  • Wilhelm, Steven D. Department of Microbiology at the University of Tennessee. Telephone interview, Oct. 6, 2015.

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