TWiV 63: Melting pot virus

December 20, 2009

marseillevirus_genomeHosts: Vincent RacanielloAlan Dove, and Rich Condit

Vincent, Alan, and Rich talk about US government contract for freeze-dried smallpox vaccine, red squirrels in the UK threatened by poxvirus, and Marseillevirus, another DNA virus from amoebae built for comfort and speed.

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  • alistener2010

    I just wanted to thank you guys and encourage you to keep going. Thanks to a podcast a couple shows back I googled free H1N1 vaccinations, and then went in and got one.

    I was gobsmacked to hear that about smallpox in melting permafrost. But a little googling showed no animal vectors so I guess (hope) the risk is low.

  • alistener2010

    I just wanted to thank you guys and encourage you to keep going. Thanks to a podcast a couple shows back I googled free H1N1 vaccinations, and then went in and got one.

    I was gobsmacked to hear that about smallpox in melting permafrost. But a little googling showed no animal vectors so I guess (hope) the risk is low.

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