TWiV 106: Making viral DNA II

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, and Rich Condit On episode #106 of the podcast This Week in Virology, Vincent, Dickson, and Rich continue Virology 101 with a second installment of their discussion of how viruses with DNA genomes replicate their genetic information. [powerpress url=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/twiv/TWiV106.mp3″] Click the arrow above to play, or right-click to download TWiV #106 (69 …

TWiV 106: Making viral DNA II Read More »

Equine herpesvirus 9 in zoo animals

We previously discussed infection of zoo elephants with endotheliotropic elephant herpesvirus in This Week in Virology episode #7. A recent report in Emerging Infectious Diseases indicates that another herpesvirus, equine herpesvirus 9, is also infecting zoo animals. In July 2007, a polar bear in the San Diego Zoo developed encephalitis and was subsequently euthanized. Polymerase chain reaction …

Equine herpesvirus 9 in zoo animals Read More »

Emerging viruses?

The term emerging virus was coined by scientists in the 1990s to describe the agent of a new or previously unrecognized infection. The term implies that emerging viruses are new; however this assumption is incorrect. New virus infections have been emerging for thousands of years, at least since the rise of agriculture 11,000 years ago. …

Emerging viruses? Read More »

Scroll to Top