Rabies (and Autism)

I have discussed rabies before. In Attack of the Hound of Malembi. Or, “Whose are these people, anyway?” I discussed a personal encounter with a rabid dog, which killed my cat and bit six friend. In Ode to Rocky I discuss an encounter with a cute little raccoon which probably did not have rabies, but since this was during the Great Rabid Raccoon Scare a few years back he got busted anyway.

And now, we have Skeptically Speaking #190 RABID … last Sunday’s show which is now a podcast available for you to download.

This week, we’re talking about a viral menace that’s one of the scariest – and deadliest – known to science. We’ll talk to WIRED editor Bill Wasik and veterinarian Monica Murphy about their book Rabid: A Cultural History of the World’s Most Diabolical Virus. And on the podcast, we’ll speak to post-doctoral researcher Elisabeth Whyte, about a crowd-funded project to use computer games to help adolescents with autism improve social skills and face processing abilities.

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Comments

  1. #1 sailor
    December 2, 2012

    “This week, we’re talking about a viral menace that’s one of the scariest – and deadliest – known to science.”
    Scariest once you have been bitten, but because of the mode of transmission hardly likely to be a a pandemic.