Genetic researchers seek people who tested positive for West Nile

Genetic researchers are seeking blood samples from people across the U.S. who have tested positive for West Nile virus. The researchers want to study the people's genes to search for patterns among those whose symptoms were severe, mild or nonexistent. "It's still very poorly understood why a small proportion of people infected with West Nile go on to develop severe neuroinvasive disease," said a human genetics specialist.

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