TWiV 45: Hendra and polio are back

16 August 2009

twiv_aa_2001Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dick Despommier, Alan Dove, and Jennifer Drahos

In episode #45 of the podcast “This Week in Virology”, Vincent, Dick, Alan, and Jennifer Drahos tackle the Hendra virus disease outbreak in Australia, AIDS-like disease in wild chimps, return of polio type 2 in Nigeria, the influenza pandemic wave, and rabies in three countries.

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Links for this episode:
Hendra virus killing horses in Australia
AIDS-like disease in wild chimps [NY Times]
Polio type 2 returns in Nigeria
Influenza pandemic wave [Branswell]
Rabies in Ukraine, South Africa, and USA
Cell phones turned into fluorescent microscopes [Thanks, Jim!]
HIV-1 vaccine trial in South Africa [Thanks Duncan!]
Forum discussion on flu vaccine [Thanks James!]
The Brain Science Podcast [Thanks Jim!]
WHO note on H1N1 vaccine safety
CDC information on H1N1 vaccines
Hans Christian Orsted

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Jennifer Art of Science 2009
Vincent Nobel Intent
Dick Diversity of Life by EO Wilson
Alan MediaWiki (install tips)

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