TWiV 414: Zika in the guys with Diamond

November 6, 2016

Michael DiamondHost: Vincent Racaniello

Guest: Michael Diamond

Michael Diamond visits the TWiV studio to talk about chikungunya virus and his laboratory’s work on a mouse model of Zika virus, including the recent finding of testicular damage caused by viral replication.

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3 comments on “TWiV 414: Zika in the guys with Diamond

  1. Samer Jaber Nov 8, 2016

    I’m sure other people have mentioned this, but Asian macaques commonly used in research (rhesus; Macaca mulatta and cynomolgus Macaca fascicularis) are Old World Monkeys, not New World Monkeys, as mentioned at ~17min in TWIV 414. However this does not discount the differences in viral susceptibility between the two populations. Differences in SIV infection between African (nonsymptomatic) and Asian (clinical immunodeficiency) monkeys are a good example. Nor does it contradict Dr. Diamond’s point that these animals were not native to the region where they were placed.

    Love the shows.

    Samer Jaber, DVM DACLAM

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