The story of West Nile virus in the United States is summarized by Judith Miller, Stephen Engelberg, and William Broad in Germs: Biological Weapons and America's Secret War (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2002), and the possibility that WNV was bioterrorism is explored by Richard Preston in "West Nile Mystery," The New Yorker (October 18—25, 1999): 90—107. The potential of Rift Valley fever was explored in interviews with Drs. Geoff Letchworth (former director of the USDA-ARS Arthropod-Borne Animal Disease Research Laboratory), Charles Bailey (director of research at the National Center for Biodefense), and Robert Kadlec (adviser to the Senate Subcommittee on Bioterrorism and Public Health within Health, Education, Labor).

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