TWiV 31: Fever plus cough or sore throat

May 10, 2009

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dick Despommier, Alan Dove, and Marc Pelletier

Vincent, Dick, Alan, and Marc Pelletier summarize the past week’s influenza H1N1 activity, and discuss parvovirus infection of dogs and humans.

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Links for this episode:

  • CDC and WHO web pages on the new influenza strain
  • MMWR update on influenza
  • Excellent influenza vaccine timeline at USA Today
  • Sequences of influenza isolates are at NCBI and GISAID (registration required)
  • Euthanizing dogs due to canine parvovirus
  • Novel bocavirus associated with acute gastroenteritis in Australian children
  • Viral genes that confer transmission of avian influenza virus through the air – PNAS
  • Influenza in feral pigs (J Wildlife Dis)

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6 comments on “TWiV 31: Fever plus cough or sore throat

  1. Thanks for the info

  2. Thanks for the info

  3. Houbi Feb 27, 2011

    Hi TWiVers!

    You forgot to put a link to the paper about influenza in feral pigs that Alan Dove found on PubMed.
    If people still browse the resources list for any episode, it might be useful. You can find it on

    My apologies for the English, i’m a Belgian student