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November 20, 2016 9:03 PM   Subscribe

The Seven-Decade Transnational Hunt for the Origins of a Strange Indian Disease "Zeroing in on the genesis of the Kyasanur forest disease was, at one point, called “possibly the most dramatic epidemiological detective story of our time.” This is that story."
posted by dhruva (5 comments total) 24 users marked this as a favorite
linked off of a related article, the life of science: Lab-hopping across India is great! 37 interviews with female scientists in India.
posted by sebastienbailard at 1:16 AM on November 21, 2016 [4 favorites]

posted by freethefeet at 1:47 AM on November 21, 2016

This is a great article in and of itself, and it also taught me that the US military considered using migratory birds as vectors for bioweapons during the Cold War. Sheesh.
posted by mollweide at 5:33 AM on November 21, 2016

Mollweide, the article doesn't quite say that.
posted by ryanrs at 6:00 AM on November 21, 2016 [2 favorites]

Fascinating article. Thanks, dhruva, for sharing this.
posted by Mental Wimp at 9:20 AM on November 21, 2016 [1 favorite]

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