Novel Antivirals For Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis
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Novel Antivirals For Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis

The Alphavirus Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus (VEEV) was first identified as the causative agent of an equine disease in 1938 and later was found to be a human pathogen.  While endemic strains circulating in rodents are generally unable to cause disease in humans, mutations in certain VEEV subtypes can create an epizootic strain, carried by mosquitos, that is capable of infection and spread between horses and humans.  Outbreaks can last many years and have been responsible for 100,000s of human...

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