Venomous Snakes Harbor Deadly Brain-Swelling Virus | Health

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Scientists had wondered how a mosquito-spread virus that causes the deadly brain-swelling disease Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) — the one responsible for two deaths in Vermont this month — survives in eastern North America during the winter. Now, they think they know the virus’s keeper: snakes.

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