TWiV 30: A/Mexico/4108/2009 (H1N1)

May 3, 2009

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dick Despommier, Alan Dove, and Hamish Young

Vincent, Dick, Alan, and Hamish Young focus on the new H1N1 influenza virus, which originated in swine and is likely to be the next pandemic strain.

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Click the arrow above to play, or right-click to download TWiV #30 (47 MB .mp3,  67 minutes)

Links for this episode:

  • Original CDC report of California and Texas outbreak; recent updates here
  • Science interview with CDC’s Ruben Donis
  • CDC webpage on US status of influenza
  • WHO webpage on international status of influenza
  • Learn more about the outbreak an influenza virus biology at virology blog


Science blog of the week: GermBlog by Dr. Harley Rotbart
Science podcast pick of the week: Science and the City
Science book of the week: The Swine Flu Affair: Decision-making on a Slippery Disease by by Richard E. Neustadt, Harvey V. Fineberg

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