TWiV 572: Your EV-D68th nervous breakdown

November 3, 2019
Enterovirus D68

Amy joins the TWiV team to review evidence that enterovirus D68 is an etiologic agent of childhood paralysis, and her finding that the ability of the virus to infect cells of the nervous system is not a recently acquired property.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

Guest: Amy Rosenfeld

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2 comments on “TWiV 572: Your EV-D68th nervous breakdown

  1. Please correct Dickson regarding rodents in Australia. Rodents are actually Australia’s only native placental mammals. They have been on our continent for at least 4 million years, which is obviously less than the ancestors of our current marsupials, but still plenty of time for them to evolve into fill many important ecological niches. Check out this recent news item about one such rodent, the Rakali, beautifully adapted to our river systems and that has developed a technique for making sushi out of the toxic and invasive cane toad

  2. Colleen Steckel Nov 13, 2019

    Interested in the discussion about the blood brain barrier. We are seeing those of us with myalgic encephalomyelitis are at risk of BBB issues. Could that change the IGG answer?