AVMA Health News Bytes: Fighting Deadly Fevers

Researchers at the Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences are part of a team developing a drug that may be able to stop replication of West Nile, dengue and yellow fever viruses, all of which continue to plague two-thirds of the world’s population because no clinically useful antiviral drugs are available. West Nile and dengue fever are caused by viruses that the National Institutes of Health consider priority pathogens because they cause life-threatening illness and have the potential to be used as biological weapons. For more information, contact Dell Rae Moellenberg at 970-491-6009 or dellrae.moellenberg@colostate.edu.

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