West Nile virus
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Taylor was a microbiologist, public health official and Director of the Rockefeller Foundation International Health Division. His specialty was arboviruses. In 1951 at the age of 65 he helped establish a program at the U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit (NAMRU-3) in Egypt to study mosquito- and tick-borne viruses and their transmission cycles. Collaborating closely with Telford Work and others, their work helped eradicate yellow fever and identified the West Nile virus.
The papers of Telford H. Work (1921-1995) highlight international research and teaching in the field of arbovirology and tropical disease. The collection, which spans from 1938-1990, contains material about his education, career, hobbies, and achievements.