Episode 70 – Viruses not just COVID

Viruses, coronavirus or bacteria cell in close up. 3D render of global crisis patogen

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For the last year plus we’ve been living in a world in which COVID seems like something we discuss every day. We’ve even done several episodes on it. I guess I’ve just sort of adjusted to the idea that everyone truly understands what a virus is, what they’re made of, how they differ from one another, and why we deal with some much more regularly than others. That is not a real reasonable thought. Join hosts Shanti and Danny as we take a step back and discuss viruses themselves and highlight a few others relevant here in the US and the rest of the world.


Institute for Molecular Biosciences; What’s the Difference Between Bacteria and Viruses. The University of Queensland. 20-Apr-2020. https://imb.uq.edu.au/article/2020/04/difference-between-bacteria-and-viruses

Berthold, E.; What are Archaea?. Australian Academy of Science. 27-Jul-2018. https://www.science.org.au/curious/earth-environment/what-are-archaea

Carroll, L.; Deaths due to West Nile Virus are on the Rise – How to Stay Safe. Today. 27-Sep-2021. https://www.today.com/health/west-nile-virus-2021-how-safe-deaths-rise-some-spots-t232267

Center for Disease Control and Prevention; Dengue. CDC. https://www.cdc.gov/dengue/index.html

Center for Disease Control and Prevention; Genital Herpes Basic Fact Sheet. CDC. https://www.cdc.gov/std/herpes/stdfact-herpes.htm

Center for Disease Control and Prevention; Plague Ecology and Transmission. CDC. https://www.cdc.gov/plague/transmission/index.html

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