TWiV 1090: Clinical update with Dr. Daniel Griffin
In his weekly clinical update, Dr. Griffin reviews recent statistics on the circulation of respiratory syncytial virus before discussing uptake of the RSV vaccine Abrysvo or the monoclonal anti-RSV antibody nirsevimab to prevent severe disease following RSV infection in infants 8 months or younger before going over this week’s influenza virus and SARS-CoV-2 virus statistics, including all circulating variants in the US, examines if self-testing is more accurate than clinician administered Binax rapid diagnostic tests for SARS-CoV-2 infection, if N95 masks need a yearly fitting, how SARS-CoV-2 vaccination impacts the prev...
Source: This Week in Virology - MP3 Edition - February 24, 2024 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Source Type: podcasts

TWiV 1089: Shoot out at the Circle-T ranch
TWiV reviews a fatal Alaskapox case, MERS in Kenya, diagnostic tests for Nipah and Lassa diseases, HPV vaccination rates in the US, cases of measles in Arizona and Minnesota, hepatitis C virus-derived RNA circles in infected cells, and prevention of respiratory virus transmission by resident memory CD8+ T cells. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, and Brianne Barker Subscribe (free): Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode MicrobeTV Discord Server MicrobeTV store at Cafepress Become a member of ASV (asv.org) Research assistant position in ...
Source: This Week in Virology - MP3 Edition - February 18, 2024 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Source Type: podcasts

TWiV 1088: Clinical update with Dr. Daniel Griffin
In his weekly clinical update, Dr. Griffin discusses the use of monoclonal antibody therapy to prevent RSV hospitalization of infants and use of GSK’s RSV vaccine Arexy to prevent severe disease following RSV infection in adults between 50-59 years before he reviews recent statistics on the circulation of respiratory syncytial virus, influenza virus and SARS-CoV-2 virus, including all circulating variants in the US, discusses if how the influenza vaccine is manufactured can reprogram the antibody response, cardiovascular consequences of influenza infection, mortality of chikungunya virus infection, if an alternative vacc...
Source: This Week in Virology - MP3 Edition - February 17, 2024 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Source Type: podcasts

TWiV 1087: Should old infections be forgot
TWiV reviews rhinovirus complications in infants, a new influenza antiviral drug, Oropouche fever in Brazil, measles in Maryland and Ohio, effect of eliminating non-medical vaccine exemptions in NY, foot-and-mouth disease in Europe, severe primary and secondary dengue infections, and therapeutic mitigation of measles-like immune amnesia and exacerbated disease after prior respiratory virus infections. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Rich Condit, and Angela Mingarelli Subscribe (free): Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode MicrobeTV Discord Server...
Source: This Week in Virology - MP3 Edition - February 11, 2024 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Source Type: podcasts

TWiV 1086: Clinical update with Dr. Daniel Griffin
In his weekly clinical update, Dr. Griffin discusses the how the pandemic influenced the healthcare job market and why people conceal their infectious diseases before he reviews most recent statistics on the circulation of respiratory syncytial virus, influenza virus and SARS-CoV-2 virus, including all circulating variants in the US, discusses if susceptibility and disease severity are inheritable traits, if vaccination during pregnancy protects neonates or leads to adverse effects, the effectiveness of a monovalent XBB.1.5 against disease resulting from infection with Omicron variants, whether vaccination in the same or o...
Source: This Week in Virology - MP3 Edition - February 10, 2024 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Source Type: podcasts

TWiV 1085: When macrophages go to alimentary school
TWiV reviews measles outbreaks in England and Europe, 2 fatal Nipah virus cases in Bangladesh, yellow fever outbreak in Sudan, and discuss how the type of immunodeficiency influences the outcome of SARS-CoV-2 infection, and programming of alveolar macrophages by intestinal bacteria that influences severity of respiratory viral infection. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, and Rich Condit Subscribe (free): Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode MicrobeTV Discord Server MicrobeTV store at Cafepress Become a member of ASV (asv.org) Research assistant p...
Source: This Week in Virology - MP3 Edition - February 4, 2024 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Source Type: podcasts

TWiV 1084: Clinical update with Dr. Daniel Griffin
In his weekly clinical update, Dr. Griffin discusses the how the pandemic influenced the healthcare job market before he reviews most recent statistics on the circulation of respiratory syncytial virus, influenza virus and SARS-CoV-2 virus, including all circulating variants in the US, discusses the safety of the prefusion RSV vaccine, if high or moderate dose of the quadrivalent influenza vaccine is better for protection against hospitalization, summarizes the new WHO COVID guidelines, revisits how to prevent pathogen transmission in healthcare setting, the under use of COVID oral antiviral and what occurs in persistently...
Source: This Week in Virology - MP3 Edition - February 3, 2024 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Source Type: podcasts

TWiV 1980: AI builds better viruses
TWiV reviews global measles outbreaks, toilet-generated aerosols that spread viruses, highly effective prevention of invasive cervical cancer by HPV vaccination, and design of improved adenovirus-associated viral vectors using machine learning. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, and Rich Condit Subscribe (free): Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode MicrobeTV Discord Server MicrobeTV store at Cafepress Become a member of ASV (asv.org) Research assistant position in Rosenfeld Lab CBER/FDA (pdf) The New City by Dickson Despommier Jay Nel...
Source: This Week in Virology - MP3 Edition - January 28, 2024 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Source Type: podcasts

TWiV 1082: Clinical update with Dr. Daniel Griffin
In his weekly clinical update, Dr. Griffin reviews most recent statistics on the circulation of respiratory syncytial virus, influenza virus and SARS-CoV-2 virus, including all circulating variants in the US, before discussing viral transmission to adults in healthcare setting, the recently EUA approved protein based COBREVAX vaccine, reviews quarantine guidelines, the use of simnotrelivr for mild to moderate COVID-19, how viral RNA may persist in your cell culture dish following antiviral therapy, continues to dispel the myth of viral rebound, how to pay for Paxlovid, , when to use steroids and the benefits of convalescen...
Source: This Week in Virology - MP3 Edition - January 27, 2024 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Source Type: podcasts

TWiV 1081: I opened the pig sty and in flew enza
TWiV reviews the latest virology news, how infection with a plant virus causes insect to grow long wings, and reverse zoonoses of 2009 H1N1 pandemic influenza viruses in US swine. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Rich Condit, Brianne Barker, and Angela Mingarelli Subscribe (free): Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode MicrobeTV Discord Server MicrobeTV store at Cafepress Become a member of ASV (asv.org) Research assistant position in Rosenfeld Lab CBER/FDA (pdf) The New City by Dickson Despommier Midwife gave children pellets instead of vaccin...
Source: This Week in Virology - MP3 Edition - January 21, 2024 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Source Type: podcasts

TWiV 1080: Clinical update with Dr. Daniel Griffin
In his weekly clinical update, Dr. Griffin reviews most recent statistics on the circulation of respiratory syncytial virus, influenza virus and SARS-CoV-2 virus in the US before discussing vaccine effectiveness in children and adolescents, how the pandemic impacted the socioemotional development of infants and toddlers, continues to dispel the myth of viral rebound, how to pay for Paxlovid, reviews quarantine guidelines, when to use steroids and the benefits of convalescent plasma, examines the role of immune aberrations in long COVID and how vaccination may protect against developing long COVID. Subscribe (free): Apple ...
Source: This Week in Virology - MP3 Edition - January 20, 2024 Category: Virology Authors: VIncent Racaniello Source Type: podcasts

TWiV 1079: Rock of phages
TWiV reveals how viruses participate in the organomineralization of travertines, and how neutralizing antibodies evolve to exploit vulnerable sites in the hepatitis C virus envelope glycoprotein E2 and mediate clearance of infection. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, Kathy Spindler, and Brianne Barker Subscribe (free): Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode MicrobeTV Discord Server MicrobeTV store at Cafepress Become a member of ASV (asv.org) Research assistant position in Rosenfeld Lab CBER/FDA (pdf) The New City by Dick...
Source: This Week in Virology - MP3 Edition - January 13, 2024 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Source Type: podcasts

TWiV 1078: Clinical update with Dr. Daniel Griffin
In his weekly clinical update, Dr. Griffin reviews recent measles outbreaks, prequalification of nOPV2 by the WHO and most recent statistics on the circulation of respiratory syncytial virus, influenza virus and SARS-CoV-2 virus in the US before discussing COVID-19 deaths linked to SNPs in C-reactive protein, spread of recent viral variants, how early vaccination reduced hospitalization of those infected with XBB.1.5, reviewed quarantine guidelines, how oral antivirals reduce hospitalizations, dissociation of antiviral treatment from infection rebound, and long COVID, deaths due to administration of hydroxychloroquine, mus...
Source: This Week in Virology - MP3 Edition - January 13, 2024 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Source Type: podcasts

TWiV 1077: EtOH and viruses at McGill
Vincent travels to McGill University in Montreal, Canada to join Angela for a discussion of the careers and the research of two faculty members, Corinne Maurice and Jesse Shapiro, and their PhD trainees Anshul Sinha and Sana Naderi. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Angela Mingarelli Guests: Corinne Maurice, Jesse Shapiro, Anshul Sinha and Sana Naderi Subscribe (free): Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode MicrobeTV Discord Server MicrobeTV store at Cafepress Become a member of ASV (asv.org) Research assistant position in Rosenfeld Lab CBER/FDA (pdf) The New Cit...
Source: This Week in Virology - MP3 Edition - January 7, 2024 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Source Type: podcasts

TWiV 1076: Clinical update with Dr. Daniel Griffin
In his weekly clinical update, Dr. Griffin highlights global circulation of Mpox virus, reviews the most recent statistics on the circulation of respiratory syncytial virus, influenza virus and SARS-CoV-2 virus in the US, and discusses the clinical outcome of hospitalized children under 5 years infected with SARS-CoV-2, the perinatal and neonatal outcomes including adverse effects of SARS-CoV-2 infection and virus transmission in Italy between early 2020 and 2022, the guidelines to improve home ventilation, the safety and efficacy of the oral anti-viral molnupiravir and the use of convalescent plasma as a long term treatme...
Source: This Week in Virology - MP3 Edition - January 6, 2024 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Source Type: podcasts