Published in Health and Medicine Week, April 4th, 2005
According to published research from the United States, "Flaviviruses are emerging threats to public health worldwide. Recently, one flavivirus, West Nile virus (WNV), has caused the largest epidemic of viral encephalitis in U.S. history. Like other flaviviruses, WNV is thought to cause a persistent infection in insect cells, but an acute cytopathic infection of mammalian cells."
"To study adaptation of WNV to persistently replicate in cell culture and generate a system capable of detecting antiviral compounds in the absence of live virus," said S.L. Rossi and coworkers at the University of...
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