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Flushing Out Nasty Viruses in the Balkans

Science  15 Sep 2000:
Vol. 289, Issue 5486, pp. 1863-1865
DOI: 10.1126/science.289.5486.1863

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SOFIA-- Bulgaria created a pioneering center in late 1990 to tackle the threat that its homegrown computer viruses posed to the world; according to experts, it has been a major force in reining in that threat. Now the lab is struggling to stave off obsolescence on a budget of roughly half of what a single Western whiz kid fresh out of college might earn in a year.