Expert’s Corner: Green on a vaccine for West Nile Virus

By Bryan Goodchild and Lisa M. Larson

UMass Medical School Communications

September 04, 2012

With the CDC reporting a record high in West Nile Virus across the country, Sharone Green, MD, associate professor of medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Immunology, talks in this Expert’s Corner video about the spike in cases, how to protect yourself from the disease and what UMMS faculty are doing to develop a vaccine.

“This year we seem to have quite a large number of cases of West Nile Virus at a much earlier time than has been seen in previous years,” Dr. Green said. “I study the pathogenesis of West Nile Virus and protection against West Nile Virus with vaccines. What that means is I’m interested in what it is that makes some people get sick from West Nile Virus and how we can prevent it.”