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Mutation Fired Outbreak of Deadly Tropical Virus


Science & Tech  (tags: DNA mutation, gene, virus, Chikungunya virus, tropical disease, mosquitoes, humans, infection )

Eduardo
- 2345 days ago - sciencenow.sciencemag.org
A simple change in the genetic sequence of the chikungunya virus may have triggered a massive outbreak of the deadly tropical disease on an island in the Indian Ocean. The mutation made it easier for the virus to reproduce inside the mosquitoes.



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