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TWiV 41: Fish flu

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In episode 41 of "This Week in Virology", Vincent RacanielloDick Despommier, Alan Dove and Rich Condit chat about infectious salmon anemia virus, virus-resistant grapevines, virulence of pandemic H1N1 influenza virus, origin of 1918 influenza virus, holy water ban to halt influenza, frequency of human WU and KI polyomavirus infection, rabies in China, and host species of sin nombre virus.


Links for this episode

  • Wal-Mart stops buying Chile salmon on virus outbreakisa-lesions
  • Virus-resistant grapevines
  • Virulence of H1N1 pandemic influenza virus in animal models
  • Did 1918 influenza virus originate in birds or not?
  • Holy water ban to halt swine flu
  • Frequent Human Infection with WU and KI Polyomaviruses
  • Rabies in China
  • Increased Host Species Diversity and Decreased Prevalence of Sin Nombre Virus
  • Fast, cheap PCR for crime scenes (thanks Jim!)

Weekly Science Picks

Alan For Love of Insects by Thomas Eisner
Rich Making of the Atomic Bomb by Richard Rhodes
Origin of Species by Charles Darwin
Vincent Gallileoscope (thanks Zach!)



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