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US Tests Vaccine for West Nile Virus

The U.S. National Institutes of Health is beginning a trial of an experimental new vaccine designed to protect against West Nile Virus.  The virus, spread mostly through mosquito bites, led to nearly 100 deaths in the United States last year, and over 2,200 cases. The director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of NIH, said West Nile Virus "has emerged as an important health threat" in the United States since first appearing in the country...

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