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RSS FeedsScientists ID Protein Exploited by Virus Ravaging West Africa
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12 july 2018 23:31:31

 
Scientists ID Protein Exploited by Virus Ravaging West Africa
(World News Science)
 




A research team from several institutions being led by the University of California San Diego has deciphered a key component behind a rising epidemic of pathogens that the World Health Organization (WHO) recently added to its list of critical emerging diseases. New research published July 12 in the journal PLOS Pathogens uncovered a protein enabling the replication of arenaviruses, pathogens carried by rodents that can infect humans and cause lethal hemorrhagic fevers. According to the WHO, the Lassa virus-an arenavirus with symptoms similar to the Ebola virus-is currently widespread in West Africa, with nearly 300,000 infections and more than 5,000 deaths reported per year. Research and...
 
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