HERMAN GOLD, M.D.; BETTYLEE HAMPIL, SC.D.
Since Meyer's original report of equine encephalomyelitis in man,1 many cases of this disease have been described in the medical literature. Excellent reviews have been published by Fothergill2 and by Olitsky.3 Recently a proved case of encephalomyelitis in a laboratory technician was reported by Fothergill, Holden, and Wyckoff.4 It resulted in death and the virus (Western type) was recovered from the brain at autopsy. We wish to report another laboratory infection. Our case is interesting because we were able, fortunately, to determine the virulence of the infective agent, its portal of entry, and the incubation period. Moreover, the titer of
GOLD H, HAMPIL B. EQUINE ENCEPHALOMYELITIS IN A LABORATORY TECHNICIAN WITH RECOVERY1. Ann Intern Med. ;16:556–569. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-16-3-556
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