Maria Diuk-Wasser
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)
Yale School of Public Health
New Haven, CT

Sep. 07, 2012

Tracking Viruses from Animals to People

Researchers discuss West Nile, hantavirus, and other diseases that cross from animals to people.

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