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Zoos Tracking West Nile Virus

It has killed more than 100 Americans so far -- and the West Nile virus is taking a similar toll at U.S. zoos. Many exotic animals are on the casualty list, and experts fear the mosquito-borne illness will strike a species already in danger of extinction. For Morning Edition, NPR's John Nielsen visits Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo to find out more.

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John Nielsen
John Nielsen covers environmental issues for NPR. His reports air regularly on NPR's award-winning news magazines, All Things Considered, Morning Edition and Weekend Edition. He also prepares documentaries for the NPR/National Geographic Radio Expeditions series, which is heard regularly on Morning Edition. Nielsen also occasionally serves as the substitute host for several NPR News programs.
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