TWiV 309: Ebola email

November 2, 2014

Firestone - EbolaHosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson DespommierAlan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

The TWiVocytes answer questions about Ebola virus, including mode of transmission, quarantine, incubation period, immunity, and much more.

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6 comments on “TWiV 309: Ebola email

  1. jshoyer Nov 4, 2014

    I think the David Rees link should be as follows: http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/channel/going-deep-with-david-rees/

    Great show! (The last TWiM was fantastic too.) I enjoy reading the full emails, but I’m definitely glad you just read excerpts. It might be worth keeping it that way in future shows, especially if the ebola email volume goes back up. 🙂

  2. robin Nov 5, 2014

    WT*, Seriously? People in Africa don’t wear condoms or have fridges?

    • LearningStuff Nov 7, 2014

      Re: “People In Africa” – Africa is the second largest continent on earth and has a population over 1 billion. The primary uncontrolled outbreak is in 3 countries -Guinea, LIberia an Sierra Leone. They all have high poverty, poor agricultural yields (and thus nutrition issues), and decades of conflict/civil strife.

  3. spock Nov 11, 2014

    I think that one the best commentary on Ebola (fact & history) comes from “The Ebola questions” (Erika Check Hayden Nature, 29 October 2014)

  4. Rishat Nov 22, 2014

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