TWiV 25: Viral evolution

March 22, 2009

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, and Luis Villarreal

Vincent, Alan, and Luis talk about rabies in Viet Nam and Angola, needle-stick infections with ebolavirus and West Nile virus, and viral evolution.

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Links for this episode:

  • Furious rabies after an atypical exposure
  • Rabies outbreak in Angola
  • Ebolavirus needle stick injury in Germany
  • West Nile virus needle stick injury in South Africa
  • Antibody response to smallpox vaccine in humans (including Dr. Villarreal)
  • The chemical formula for poliovirus is C332,652H492,388N98,245O131,196P7,501S2,340

Science blog of the week: Small Things Considered by Moselio Schaechter and Merry Youle
Science podcast pick of the week: The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe
Science book of the week: Viruses and the Evolution of Life by Luis Villarreal

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