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Ugandan Scientists at Front Lines of Zika Research

Zika forest is a quiet place, where leaves flutter in the breeze and monkeys play in the trees. From the outside, it doesn’t appear remarkable.  It takes only a short walk into the woods, however, to find the imposing 37-meter tower that scientists at the Uganda Virus Research Institute were using to research yellow fever in 1947, when they isolated an unknown virus in the blood of a rhesus monkey. The Zika virus, named after the forest in which it was discovered, remained...

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