GORDON J. AZAR, M.D.; JAMES O. BOND, M.D.; G. LINDSEY CHAPPELL, B.S.; ALFRED H. LAWTON, M.D., PH.D.
The Tampa Bay area of Florida has been a known focal point of St. Louis encephalitis virus activity since 1959 when 68 cases and 5 deaths were reported in Pinellas County (1). In the late fall of 1961, a second outbreak of 25 cases with 7 deaths occurred in three of the four counties around the Bay; 9 of these were in Pinellas County (2). In both of these early outbreaks, diagnoses were based on either clinical or serological evidence; and the St. Louis encephalitis virus was recovered from mosquitoes for the first time in a St. Petersburg collection made
AZAR GJ, BOND JO, CHAPPELL GL, LAWTON AH. Follow-up Studies of St. Louis Encephalitis in Florida: Health Questionnaire Findings. Ann Intern Med. ;63:212–220. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-63-2-212
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1965;63(2):212-220.
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