Patient Zero - Typhoid Mary through HIV

WNYC's Radiolab typically covers scientific and philosophical topics.  I just listened to their recent show/podcast titled "Patient Zero", which was fantastic. They start off discussing Typhoid Mary - the iconic Patient Zero. They tell 'the rest of the story', which I would guess that most of us haven't heard before. They then trace the molecular epidemiology of HIV back to a mystic first transmission to humans in Africa. They finish up with a discussion of the first ever High Five. It seems that high fives are even more infectious than infectious diseases. High fives all around.

Source: November 14, 2011 Radiolab podcast: "Patient Zero"


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