On episode #41 of the podcast “This Week in Virology”, Vincent, Dick, Alan and Rich Condit chat about infectious salmon anemia virus, virus-resistant grapevines, virulence of pandemic H1N1 influenza virus, origin of 1918 influenza virus, holy water ban to halt influenza, frequency of human WU and KI polyomavirus infection, rabies in China, and host species of sin nombre virus.
Links for this episode: Wal-Mart stops buying Chile salmon on virus outbreak
Virus-resistant grapevines Virulence of H1N1 pandemic influenza virus in animal models
Did 1918 influenza virus originate in birds or not? Holy water ban to halt swine flu
Frequent Human Infection with WU and KI Polyomaviruses Rabies in China
Increased Host Species Diversity and Decreased Prevalence of Sin Nombre Virus Fast, cheap PCR for crime scenes (thanks Jim!)