TWiV 375: Zika and you will find

February 7, 2016

Alagoas State clayHosts: Vincent RacanielloAlan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

Guests: Carolyn CoyneHelen Lazear, and Jeremy Luban

The TWiVziks present everything you want to know about Zika virus, including association of infection with microcephaly and Guillain-Barré syndrome, transmission, epidemiology, and much more.

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This episode is sponsored by 32nd Clinical Virology Symposium and ASM Grant Writing Webinar 7:50, 1:49:50

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Photos below from Esper Kallas, University of Sao Paulo, mentioned in this episode.

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7 comments on “TWiV 375: Zika and you will find

  1. Haimanot Hailu Feb 8, 2016

    Luv it!

  2. Alexander MacDonald Feb 9, 2016

    Fantastic episode! The Twiv-zers were really on the hunt. I found the review of TORCH really helpful. One thing, for some reason, that continued to pop in my mind is the fact that skin is the largest human organ. Your skin can provide a lot of protection in prevention of infection.

    I hope all is well,

  3. W Reed Feb 13, 2016

    I continue to appreciate so very much the work you all do, and will look to you for coverage of ZikV. I just wanted to make the following suggestions for guests who might be very interesting while also broadening the perspectives you present:
    1. Mike Busch MD, PhD – from BSRI in San Francisco – expert on transfusion-transmitted infections
    2. Lyle Petersen – Head of the Division of Vector-borne Diseases at CDC
    3. Nassim Nicholas Taleb – Risk decision making under uncertainty (author of Fooled by Randomness, The Black Swan, Anti-fragile)
    Many thanks and very best wishes,