Subject: Would it ever be necessary to find the 'patient zero' of a virus?
Date: Thu Nov 17 02:30:29 2005
Posted by Matthew
Grade level: grad (non-science)
School: Chapman University
City: Orange State/Province: CA
Area of science: Virology
I'm writing a story and would love to know if there would ever be a case where
it was necessary to find the first person infected by a particular virus (i.e.
because the virus had mutated at an unusually high rate and the only way to
develop a vaccine was to find it's core structure - the point of origin for
all of the various mutations.)
Re: Would it ever be necessary to find the 'patient zero' of a virus?
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