Abandoned Pools and West Nile virus

On episode #3 of “This Week in Virology”, published on 2 October 2008, we talked about how the mortgage crisis is leading to abandoned swimming pools and an increase in infestation with mosquitoes that carry West Nile virus.

Yesterday, the NY Times published a short article in the Science Times section entitled “First, Abandoned Pools, Then, West Nile”.

Is it possible that the NY Times is listening to TWiV? Unlikely.

At any rate, this article is evidence that TWiV is on top of virology. Check it out.

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    As individuals I think by learning something new it expands and improves who and what we are. Everyone should keep learning and never stop.