West Nile Virus: A Primer for the Clinician

@article{Petersen2002WestNV,
  title={West Nile Virus: A Primer for the Clinician},
  author={Lyle R. Petersen and Anthony A. Marfin},
  journal={Annals of Internal Medicine},
  year={2002},
  volume={137},
  pages={173-179}
}
Four centuries of travel and commerce have led to the North American importation of several important vector-borne human pathogens, including dengue, yellow fever, malaria, and plague. The 1999 appearance of the West Nile virus in New York City may prove to be the best-documented introduction of a new, vector-borne human pathogen into the United States in the past century (1). It remains unknown how the West Nile virus came to North America. However, because it first appeared in a major… 

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