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Tracking the West Nile Virus

How can viral sequences help us establish the origin of the virus that appeared in the US in 1999? Epidemiologists have adopted bioinformatics approaches using sequence data from strains of pathogens to track the movement of bacteria and viruses from continent to continent.

  • explore a data set of West Nile Virus sequences from all over the world that date from the mid-20th century to the present

Topic(s): Epidemiology, Medical Forensics, Phylogeny/Evolution

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Also see:
West Nile Virus Problem Space

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