Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dick Despommier, Alan Dove, and Joshua Stillman
In episode 58 of the podcast “This Week in Virology”, Vincent, Dick, and Alan are joined by emergency medicine physician Dr. Joshua Stillman to talk about passive antibody therapy for Nipah infection in ferrets, annual influenza immunization of children, facemasks to prevent influenza, predicting dengue outbreaks by the weather, and the amazing viral communities in an icy Antarctic lake.
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Links for this episode:
- Post-exposure passive antibody therapy for Nipah virus in ferret
- Image above left shows Nipah viral antigen (red) in ferret brain ependymal epithelium
- Is yearly influenza vaccination of children a bad idea?
- Debate on N95 masks vs surgical masks to prevent influenza
- Weather patterns help predict dengue outbreaks
- Diverse viral community in Antarctica’s icy lakes (thanks Russ!)
- Tamiflu in Japanese river waters (see TWiV 40 – thanks Russ!)
- Chlorine dioxide gas removes influenza virus (thanks Andre!)
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Dick Science News article: Enter the Virosphere
Alan WHO H1N1 timeline interactive map
Vincent Cheap Google accounts storage and How CDC estimates flu cases
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