TWiV 1111: Taming of the flu

May 5, 2024

TWiV reviews viruses in the news: Chinese scientist who released the SARS-CoV-2 genome sequence sleeps in the street, a case of measles in Haifa, spread of waterborne infectious diseases in Gaza, interstate spread of avian influenza A(H5N1) in dairy cattle, and an orangutan heals himself with medicinal plants, followed by identification of a cell receptor for parechoviruses, and blockade of necroptosis prevents lung injury in severe influenza.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, and Alan Dove

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Chinese virologist sleeps on street (Nature)

Measles in Haifa (Jerusalem Post)

Waterborne illness spreads in Gaza (Reuters)

Interstate spread of H5N1 virus in dairy cattle (bioRxiv)

Orangutan uses medicinal plants (Science)

Parechovirus cell receptor identified (Nat Comm)

Necroptosis blockade prevents lung injury in influenza (Nature)

Necroptosis, pyroptosis and apoptosis (Cell Mol Immunol)

Letters read on TWiV 1111

Timestamps by Jolene. Thanks!

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