Binomial Nomenclature for Viruses

    As a clinical microbiologist and educator, I am totally in agreement with utilizing the binomial system of nomenclature for viruses and I was pleased to learn that the various Study Groups have been charged with converting all of the existing viral scientific names to binomials.  My question to the ICTV concerns the reporting of these name changes to physicians and other health care workers as appropriate.  Will the present methodology of reporting name changes for bacteria be utilized or will an alternate method be used which still needs to be developed by the ICTV?