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A panel talks about the emergence of potentially lethal West Nile virus in this country, how it’s being fought, and the scale of the threat it poses to public health.
- Dr. Jim Meegan program officer for viral diseases, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/NIH
- Dr. Jim Hughes director of the National Center for Infectious Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Dr. David Ropeik director of risk communication for the Harvard Center for Risk Analysis
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