Ebolavirus infections are feared because of the high fatality rate observed during outbreaks, from 25-90%. But there is evidence that far less serious Ebolavirus infections may occur in the absence of outbreaks.
Sharon Isern and Scott Michael return to TWiV for a Zika virus update, including their work on viral evolution and spread, and whether pre-existing immunity to dengue virus enhances pathogenesis.
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On episode #343 of the science show This Week in Virology, the TWiVerinoes discuss the potential for prion spread byÂ plants, global circulation patterns of influenza virus, and the roles of Argonautes and a viral protein in RNA silencing in plants.
You can find TWiV #343 at www.microbe.tv/twiv.
On episode #341 of the science show This Week in Virology,Â Vincent returns to the University of Glasgow MRC-Center for Virus Research and speaks with Emma, Gillian, and Adam about their ebolavirus experiences: caring for an infected patient, working in an Ebola treatment center in Sierra Leone, and making epidemiological predictions about the outbreak in west Africa.
You can find TWiV #341 at www.microbe.tv/twiv.
On episode #304 of the science show This Week in Virology, the TWiVÂ team consults an epidemiologist toÂ forecastÂ the future scope of the Ebola virus epidemic in West Africa.
You can find TWiV #304 at www.microbe.tv/twiv.
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You can find TWiV #213 at www.microbe.tv/twiv.