A TWiV panel of five considers the finding of Streptococcus pneumoniae in fatal H1N1 cases in Argentina, hysteria in the Ukraine over pandemic influenza, and human vaccinia infection after contact with a raccoon rabies vaccine bait.
Vincent, Dick, Alan and emergency medicine physician Dr. Joshua Stillman talk about passive antibody therapy for Nipah infection in ferrets, immunization and facemasks to prevent influenza, dengue, and the amazing viral communities in an Antarctic lake.
The largest TWiV panel ever takes on XMRV and chronic fatigue, chemistry Nobel prizes for ribosome structure, new poxvirus vaccine candidates, brouhaha over leaked Canadian data on flu susceptibility, and transmission of H1N1 influenza to a pet ferret.
Vincent speaks with Lynn Enquist about his career in virology, moving from academia to industry and back. Along the way he did pioneering research on bacteriophage, participated in the birth of recombinant DNA technology, and studied herpesviruses.
Vincent, Dick, and Alan (cameo appearance by Rich Condit) review world’s largest Phase III study of an HIV vaccine candidate in Thailand, immunization of salmon against infectious salmon anemia virus, and an outbreak of blueberry shock virus in Michigan