TWiV 1109: A protein flew out and a bat flu in

April 28, 2024

TWiV reviews avian H5N1 influenza virus in the US, measles at highest levels in England, positive selection underlies repeated knockout of ORF8 in SARS-CoV-2 evolution, and cross-species spill-over potential of the H9N2 bat influenza A virus.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, and Alan Dove

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Bird flu in humans (NY Times)

H5N1 genome sequences (USDA)

Measles cases and outbreaks (CDC)

Latest measles statistics (UK)

Positive selection underlies ORF8 loss (Nat Comm)

Spillover potential of bat H9N2 influenza virus (Nat Comm)

Letters read on TWiV 1109

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