Vincent Racaniello

216: It starts with a cough

216: It starts with a cough

The TWiM team discuses saliva as more sensitive for SARS-CoV-2 detection in COVID-19 patients than nasopharyngeal swab and how Mycobacterium tuberculosis sulfolipid-1 activates nociceptive neurons and induces cough. Links for this episode: Preventing the next pandemic (NY Times) COVID-19 treatment guidelines (NIH) Saliva sensitive for SARS-CoV-2 detection (medRxiv) A mycobacterial molecule provokes cough (Cell) Letters read on TWiM 216 20% off The Invisible ABCs for TWiM listeners! Use promo code: ABC20 at checkout. Become a patron of TWiM. Music used on TWiM is composed and performed by Ronald Jenkees and used with permission. Send your microbiology questions and comments to    

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