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Colpitts Lab

Welcome to the web page for Dr. Tonya Colpitts' lab!

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Our lab primarily works on dengue virus, which is a mosquito-borne flavivirus that can infect humans and cause severe febrile illness, occasionally leading to lethal hemorrhagic fever. There has been a recent trend of increased epidemic activity and geographic expansion of dengue infection and it is considered a serious emerging global health problem. The WHO estimates that more that 100 million people become infected every year and that 2 billion are at risk of disease. There is no vaccine or specific therapeutic agent available against dengue virus, yet…

 
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Department of Tropical Medicine, 1440 Canal Street, Suite 2301, New Orleans, LA 70112, 504-988-3558 tropmed@tulane.edu