West Nile Virus: Structure, Transmission, and Detection

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West Nile Virus: Structure, Transmission, and Detection

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Kollmar, Jan-Pablo
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Corcoran, Dr. Robert
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Laramie, Wyoming

University of Wyoming
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2009-05-14

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West Nile Virus, a member of the family Flaviviridae, infects birds, humans, horses, and other mammals. Spread through infected mosquitoes West Nile Virus has rapidly become an issue across the United States, and its prevalence has only increased over the last ten years. Current detections methods for West Nile Virus have a number of shortcomings and a new method for rapid, specific detection is needed. The research I have been performing with Dr. Corcoran has been focused on designing a novel detection method for West Nile Virus. This assay will rely on a spectroscopic phenomenon known as Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) and will allow for a fast, accurate, selfcontained detection method. This assay will allow for better control of the spread of the virus, and will reduce the risk of infection.
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From - Undergraduate Research Day 2009 - Celebration of Research - Abstracts
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West Nile Virus

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virus detection

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Undergrauate Research Day 2009

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