Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, March 6th, 2000
The disease, unknown in the Western Hemisphere until it appeared in the U.S. Northeast last year, is carried by birds and transmitted via mosquito bites. It causes flu-like symptoms and sometimes inflammation of the brain. Last summer and fall, it was blamed for the deaths of seven people in the New York area and hundreds of crows in the northeastern United States. Dead crows were found as far south as Maryland, but there were no indications people outside the New York...
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