TWiV 107: Warning – this virus contains email

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, and Rich Condit

On episode #107 of the podcast This Week in Virology, Vincent, Dickson, Alan, and Rich answer listener questions about poliovirus, social media, dengue, influenza, evolution, gel filtration, and much more.

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1 thought on “TWiV 107: Warning – this virus contains email”

  1. In response to the PhD student in distress – we have this article printed and taped on the wall for an intriguing read for passersby. The article has since been retracted by Virology Journal, so no need to worry too much.

    Virol J. 2010 Jul 21;7:169.
    Influenza or not influenza: analysis of a case of high fever that happened 2000 years ago in Biblical time.
    Hon KL, Ng PC, Leung TF.

    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong SAR, China.
    Retraction in:

    PMID: 20663162 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]PMCID: PMC2918564Free PMC Article

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