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The hidden threat of West Nile virus

Nature, September 18, 2012

Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine are now investigating suggestions that even mild infections of West Nile virus may leave another lasting burden — kidney disease. “If we know this is a problem, we would know to monitor West Nile patients, and as soon as you saw some kidney enzymes acting abnormally, you could start to think about ways to prevent the progression of kidney disease,” says Frederick Murphy, a UTMB virologist.


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