TWiV 132: Virology 911

May 8, 2011

alfred sacchettiHosts: Vincent Racaniello, Rich Condit, Dickson DespommierAlan Dove, and Alfred Sacchetti

Vincent, Rich, Alan, and Dickson speak with Alfred Sacchetti, MD, Chief of Emergency Services at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center, about viral infections encountered in the emergency room.

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9 comments on “TWiV 132: Virology 911

  1. This is one of the top five twiv episodes ever. Please keep getting clinicians more often!

  2. This was an awesome episode. “Must” listening for anyone who has ever had a viral illness, ever had a kid with a high fever who they have rushed to the hospital, or who is just plain enjoys eavesdropping on a cool conversation between physicians and scientists who study the same phenomena in different ways. Thanks to all the TWiV “hosts” for another pleasurable and fascinating 90 minutes!

  3. Anonymous Jun 1, 2011

    It’s pronounced: Cook-sock-ee.  It’s not whatever you were saying…that frankly sounded a bit kinky!

    • Are you sure about that pronunciation of Coxsackie? I’ve been saying
      it the other way for 30 years, as has every other virologist I’ve
      known.

      • Anonymous Jun 1, 2011

        Hmm, interesting. But I’m from that region. In fact, I was just at the high school not long ago. The only time I’ve heard Coxsackie pronounced the way you said it was when it was worked into a naughty quip that also included in the names of other local villages – Athens; Climax; and Freehold. I don’t remember how that one goes, but you get the picture…

        Here’s one random Youtube video of a person mentioning the village’s name several times. At time 3:21 is where it’s most clear:

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g697-ZsP-O4

        {BTW: Time 3:14 includes an interesting historical tidbit.}

        Here’s another video in which the one commenter similarly corrects the village’s pronunciation:

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FukWigO0Jjg

  4. malik Feb 8, 2012

    Hello..
    firstly i want to thank you for your great podcast.. i like it very much..
    i just want to make sure if Lyme disease is caused by Rickettsia or by Borrelia burgdorferi
    thanks again

    • Lyme disease is caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi which is a spirochate.

      • malik Feb 8, 2012

        Thanks very much for reply.
        I just wanted to make correction because Dr Sacchetti mentioned that at 1:02:55 of the episode.
        I really appreciate your great efforts so thanks again

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