University of Pittsburgh Center for Vaccine Research

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3:30 am
Mon January 13, 2014

Pitt Researchers Make Discovery About Deadly Mosquito-Borne Virus

You might not have ever heard of eastern equine encephalitis virus (EEEV) — it only affects five to 30 people in the United States annually — but it kills about half the people it infects, doesn’t have a cure and is becoming more common.

That’s according to William Klimstra, who, along with other University of Pittsburgh researchers, has made a major discovery that could lead to possible treatment for and prevention against the mosquito-borne virus.

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