In episode 30 of This Week in Virology
, hosts Vincent Racaniello
, Alan Dove
, Dick Despommier
and guest Hamish Young focus on the new H1N1 influenza virus, which originated in swine and is likely to be the next pandemic strain.
Links for this episode:
- Original CDC report of California and Texas outbreak; recent updates here
- Science interview with CDC’s Ruben Donis
- CDC webpage on US status of influenza
- WHO webpage on international status of influenza
- Learn more about the outbreak an influenza virus biology at virology blog
Science blog of the week: GermBlog by Dr. Harley Rotbart
Science podcast pick of the week: Science and the City
Science book of the week: The Swine Flu Affair: Decision-making on a Slippery Disease by by Richard E. Neustadt, Harvey V. Fineberg
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Download TWiV #30 (47 MB .mp3, 67 minutes)