Virus-Induced Neuropathy

Recent dramatic study¬†highlights the fact that some neuropathies can be caused by viruses. In this case the virus is known as Dinocampus coccinellae paralysis virus (DcPV), which is a single-stranded, positive-sense RNA virus unique to insects. The virus creates a “zombie ladybug” by¬†inducing a neuropathy that spreads to the ladybug’s entire nervous system and paralyzing […]