Vincent and Dick muse about the symbiotic bacterium, Wolbachia, that protects flies from viral infection, the origin of 2009 influenza H1N1 virus, and the lure of original antigenic sin.
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Links for this episode:
- Variation in antiviral protection mediated by different Wolbachia strains in Drosophila simulans
- Wolbachia induces resistance to RNA virus infections in Drosophila
- Wolbachia reduces blood-feeding success in Dengue mosquito
- Did 2009 H1N1 influenza come from a laboratory?
- Influenza original antigenic sin in mice but not in humans
- Dengue outbreak in Mexico (thanks Swiss compass!)
- Pig at Minnesota state fair infected with 2009 H1N1 (thanks Swiss compass!)
- Baby kissing pig (jpg) (thanks Swiss compass!)
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