TWiV 624: SeXX matters with Sabra Klein

Daniel Griffin provides a clinical update on COVID-19, then Sabra Klein joins us to discuss the effect of sex, gender, and age on viral infectious disease, including COVID-19. Click arrow to playDownload TWiV 624 (74 MB .mp3, 123 min)Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Show notes at

TWiV 441: Don’t ChrY for me influenza

The Beacons of Viral Education (aka the TWiVoners) reveal a cost of being a male mouse – the Y chromosome regulates their susceptibility to influenza virus infection. You can find TWiV #441 at, or listen below. Click arrow to play Download TWiV 441 (72 MB .mp3, 119 min) Subscribe (free): iTunes, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV!

Person to person Zika virus transmission

The title of a Eurosurveillance article, “An autochthonous case of Zika due to possible sexual transmission, Florence, Italy, 2014” was written to make the headlines. The title should be “An autochthonous case of Zika due to person to person contact, Florence, Italy, 2014.” An Italian man returns from a 10 day holiday in Thailand and a day later develops a …

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