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Environmental Change + Genetic Mutation = New Viruses

Date : 4th August 2004, Source : ENS

GALVESTON, Texas, August 4, 2004 (ENS) - Environmental alterations, such as replacing forests with ranchland, combined with genetic mutations, can produce emerging viruses like severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and HIV, researchers from the University of Texas Medical Branch have discovered. Study of equine viruses in coastal Mexico yielded clues to the new microbial threats.

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