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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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ARS scientists are using surface-enhanced Raman scattering with gold nanoparticles to design tests for identifying viruses that cause West Nile fever and Rift Valley fever (RVF). RVF is spread by mosquitoes to humans and to sheep, cattle, and some other livestock in Africa and the Middle East.

 

Photo by Keith Weller.


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Last Modified: 3/29/2012
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