Episode Summary

Dr. Elli Theel and Dr. Alex McAdam discuss recent viral outbreaks with expert virologists. Recorded before a live audience at ASM Microbe 2023.


  • What are the recent epidemiologic and diagnostic findings with Mpox? 
  • What are the reservoirs for influenza A H5N1 and how is it transmitted to humans?
  • Why was there such a large number of cases of human metapneumovirus this past respiratory virus season?


  • Dr. Ben Pinsky, Director of the Clinical Virology laboratory and Professor of Pathology and Medicine at Stanford Health Care and the Stanford University School of Medicine
  • Dr. Ryan Relich, Director of Clinical Microbiology and the Special Pathogens Unit laboratory at IU Health and Eskenazi Health and an Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine

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