TWiV 41: Fish flu

TWiV_AA_200Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dick DespommierAlan Dove, and Rich Condit

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.

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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!)

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Origin of Species by Charles Darwin
Vincent Gallileoscope (thanks Zach!)

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2 thoughts on “TWiV 41: Fish flu”

  1. a list, at which times the subjects start would be useful
    worst hit US-state in number of cases should be New York.
    No increase in mortality or P+I mortality in NY seen, so I think
    it was particularly mild in NYC.
    Argentina is worse.

    ~8:30 fish
    ~22:30 goto my PC
    ~24:00 virulence,Nature article

    how many changes ? If only 2 or 3 changes were required – we would probably already
    have it. All these combinations had been tested already.
    We had one markable “jump” of 5 mutations (Mexico City) and another one of
    6 mutations (Cancun)

    ~29:30 originates in birds ?

    see this thread:

    ~33:30 holy water

    ~36:00 poliomavirus

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