TWiV 3: Dengue

October 2, 2008

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier

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Links for this episode:

  • Article on the mortgage crisis and West Nile virus in Emerging Infectious Diseases.
  • Environment-oriented review of Dengue.
  • Dengue page at the World Health Organization.

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  • Sigma

    I have just started listening to TWiV and decided to do so sequentially. So far so great. I really enjoy how relaxed and informative this show is. Excellent job :)

  • tunie

    Bienvenue Dick no wonder why your voice sounds so captivating, we be home-boys….what time the crawfish go on Boil…Thanks again for what you guys do…Bienvenue to u2 Vincent

  • Cerpas

    DENGE- may come from the Swahili word dinga, dyenga or denga, “sudden attack”. According to an article in the Glasgow Medical Journal in september 1881 written by Dr. Christie. The full name of the disease in Zanzibar (Tanzania) was ” ka dinga pepo” (ka-“a kind of”, dinga “sudden attack” and pepo “evil spirit or plague”). Around 1830 the word dinga would have been treated as dengue.