NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – By combining sequencing, phylogenetic analysis, and epidemiology, researchers from the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research have identified a novel virus associated with a type of equine hepatitis whose cause has been unknown for nearly a century.

This type of hepatitis, called Theiler disease, was first identified in 1918, and it has been linked to horses that have been treated with blood products from other horses, but no study had found a chemical or pathogen cause of the disease.

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