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Peter Palese on H1N1/Influenza, Porcine and Otherwise

Peter Palese, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases at Mt. Sinai, explains H1N1/swine flu, the natural herd immunity that all humans share against it, and the reasons why the elderly stand at a lesser risk of contracting the virus.
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Preparing for a Stressful Flu Season

Tara Parker-Pope of the New York Times has prepared some questions and answers about the upcoming flu season for parents with young children.

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Preparing for the Flu: A Childcare Communications Toolkit

The CDC has just published "Preparing for the Flu: A Communication Toolkit for Child Care and Early Childhood Programs." A .pdf document that provides information and communication resources to help center-based and home-based child care programs, Head Start programs, and other early childhood p... Read More

2003 Clean Hands Campaign

Don’t Get Caught Dirty Handed (2003)


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TWiV 48

Rodney writes:


Hello, I have been an avid listener of TWiV over the last 9 months or so and have very much enjoyed the podcast. It is always great to hear a broad, informed discussion on virology, and your recent podcast on viral classification was of particular interest to m... Read More

Handwashing Fact Sheet

According to the CDC, the single most important thing we can do to keep from getting sick and spreading illness to others is to clean our hands.


Infectious diseases, many of which are spread by unclean ha... Read More

Washup Archives

Don’t Get Caught Dirty Handed (2003)


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New 2010 Handwashing Brochure - Get a Grip


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Report to the President on U.S. Preparations for 2009-H1N1 Influenza

Click "source" to view the full "Report to the President on U.S. Preparations for 2009-H1N1 Influenza" from the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.

Here is the Council's "planning scenario":

Indeed, the 2009-H1N1 influenza is already responsible for significant morbi... Read More

Animal breeders and suppliers of food rats may increase spread of Cowpox

German researchers suspect that a recent increase in human Cowpox infections in Germany may be spread through the handling of food rats (rodents used for feeding pets or zoo animals) and a decrease in small pox vaccinations among the general public in a PLoS One paper entitled "Cowpox Virus Outb... Read More

Activation of a Macrophage by an Effector T Lymphocyte

Major histocompatibility (MHC) molecules enable T lymphocytes to recognize epitopes of antigens and discriminate self from nonself. Unlike B-cell receptors on B lymphocytes that are able to directly bind epitopes on antigens, the T-cell receptors (TCRs) of T lymphocytes can only recognize epitop... Read More

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