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US spends $2.7m to prevent spread of West Nile virus

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.320.7246.1362/g (Published 20 May 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:1362
  1. Fred Charatan
  1. Florida

    New York city's health department has spent the past few months working to prevent the re-emergence of West Nile virus, which last August caused seven deaths and 62 cases of encephalitis in the New York metropolitan area (BMJ 1999;319:941). Horses as well as humans were infected, especially those on horse farms in eastern Long Island.

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which has developed standardised laboratory tests for the …

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