Scientists Talk About the Possibility of a Zombie Virus
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This is the first time doctors have used DNA sequencing for emergency diagnosis and treatment.
Opponents fear the research could trigger a lethal outbreak.
Contact tracing is the key to preventing an epidemic.
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Either way, both are gross.
Mexico closes schools, talks about closing public transportation, US starts making vaccine