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The Virus Detective

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W. Ian Lipkin, director of the Mailman School’s Center for Infection and Immunity, is one of the world’s foremost virologists. Over the past fifteen years, he and his colleagues have discovered or characterized more than seven hundred viruses, including the West Nile and Borna disease viruses. This summer, Lipkin’s team developed a breakthrough diagnostic system that, using just one blood sample, can detect any of the thousand viruses known to infect humans and other vertebrates (see story: With new diagnostic test, viruses have nowhere to hide). Below are images of viruses that commonly attack the human body. Can you match the picture with the virus?



1, 4, 6, 9: Getty Images / Sciepro; 2: Omikron / Science Source; 3, 8: Dr. J.-Y. Sgro, University of Wisconsin-Madison; 5: Calysta Images; 7: © 2015 Visual Science, www.visual-science.com



ANSWERS: 1G, 2I, 3F, 4D, 5C, 6E, 7H, 8B, 9A

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