at Colorado State University and the University of Northern Colorado
are developing a drug that can stop replication of West Nile as well as dengue and
yellow fever viruses. These viruses affect two-thirds of the world's
population and up until recently there has not been a drug to stop the virus from spreading.
The research of Brian Geiss, Assistant Professor in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology and Susan Keenan, Associate Professor and Director of the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Northern Colorado, appears this week online in the peer-reviewed Journal of Virology.
The drug is currently being test on animals, but will not be available for humans for another 10-15 years.