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Encephalitis Update: West Nile-Like Virus In The United States

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September 29, 1999
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Centers For Disease Control And Prevention
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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has now made the link between the West Nile-like virus found in birds in New York City and the ongoing human encephalitis outbreak in the area.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has now made the link between the West Nile-like virus found in birds in New York City and the ongoing human encephalitis outbreak in the area. Late Friday, CDC identified a West Nile-like virus in tissue sample from a New York City resident who recently died from encephalitis. Last week, CDC identified West Nile-like virus from birds that died in New York City and were submitted for testing by the Bronx Zoo.


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