TWiV 181: ORFan poxviruses and nIRFing prions

Vincent, Rich, and Kathy discuss Cotia virus, a new poxvirus, Orf virus infections associated with handling goats and lamb, and the innate immune response to prions.

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Weekly Science Picks

Kathy – Astronomy Picture of the Day (especially this and this)
Rich - Tom Lehrer Element Song (YouTube)
Vincent – Albert B. Sabin Archives

Listener Pick of the Week

Mark – Netter’s Infectious Diseases by Elaine C. Jong and Dennis L. Stevens
Richard – Germs, Genes & Civilization by David P. Clark