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West Nile infections are occurring early in North America

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7453.1397 (Published 10 June 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:1397
  1. Janice Hopkins Tanne
  1. New York

    The United States is seeing West Nile virus infections earlier than usual. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had reported two cases in humans—:one in Arizona and one in New Mexico—:and avian, animal, or mosquito infections in 17 states by 1 June. Last year more than 260 people died from the disease in the United States.

    ProMedmail.org, a service of the International Society for Infectious Diseases, said West Nile virus was now widespread throughout the United States and …

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