The TWiM team provides an update on Zika virus, and reveals a plasmid on the road to becoming a virus.
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Links for this episode
- Regional Zika update, Americas (PAHO, WHO)
- FGCU, Zika (TWiV 454)
- CDC Graphic of US zika cases as of May 2017
- Archaeal plasmid travels cell to cell via vesicles (Nature Micro)
- Letters read on TWiM 160
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