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TWIV 30: A/Mexico/4108/2009 (H1N1)



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.

twivlogoLinks 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

Please send your virology questions and comments to twiv [at] twiv [dot] tv.

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Download TWiV #30 (47 MB .mp3,  67 minutes)

 

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