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This Week in Virology

TWiV 29 - Swine Flu Returns

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twivlogoIn episode 29 of This Week in Virology, hosts Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove and Dick Despommier talk about insect and human dengue virus host proteins, equine vaccine for WNV and EEEV, return of swine flu to humans, spread of polio in Africa, and listener email.

Links for this episode:

  • Discovery of insect and human dengue virus host proteins
  • Immunize your horse with PreveNile
  • Swine flu returns to California, Texas, Mexico
  • Polio spreads from Nigeria to 15 African countries
  • Dead Chinese woman on Russian train: no SARS or influenza
  • Jenny McCarthy body count
  • Ten dumbass reasons why people don’t get their flu shots

Science blog of the week: Science-based medicine
Science podcast pick of the week: WNYC’s Radio Lab
Science book of the week: Flu by Gina Kolata

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Comments (2)

  1. I hope next weeks episode give more time to Swine Flu. I was expecting a lot more in this episode. Still this was a great episode. Thanks guys!
  2. This latest episode #30 covers Swine Flu in depth. It's another great episode.

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