TWiV 312: She sells B cells

November 23, 2014

B cellHosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson DespommierAlan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

The TWiVbolans discuss the finding that human noroviruses, major causes of gastroenteritis, can for the first time be propagated in B cell cultures, with the help of enteric bacteria.

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3 comments on “TWiV 312: She sells B cells

  1. Aline Campos Nov 24, 2014

    Hi everybody! I had weird case at my work this month. A patient, who lives at a rural area, during a week drank a water from a water reservoir where a bat was found dead ( a bat juice?) Well, at the moment that this case was introduced to me, I was in doubt to install rabies post-exposure prophylaxis, since no oral transmission was described, but…rabies kills, vaccines don’t ( I suppose). What do you TWiVbolans think about that?? Is there a chance to transmit? There is a oral vaccination in fox isn’t it?

    PS: I work with zoonotic surveillance at south of Brazil. I’m waiting for the results of bat rabies tests

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