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Researchers Scramble to Track Virus's Impact on Wildlife

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Science  21 Feb 2003:
Vol. 299, Issue 5610, pp. 1176
DOI: 10.1126/science.299.5610.1176

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EDGEWATER, MARYLAND-- With mosquito season approaching, about 100 researchers gathered here earlier this month to develop a blueprint for studying the West Nile virus's impact on wildlife. They got an update on the virus's impacts so far, and they identified dozens of questions that must be answered before scientists can predict where the virus might strike next and how best to stop it.