I. DRAVIN, M.D.; J. H. COFFEY, M.D.; W. C. DINE, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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We have recently had occasion to study five cases of virus encephalitis admitted within a six week period during a moderately severe epidemic of poliomyelitis. Four of these were identified as western equine encephalitis and one as St. Louis encephalitis by complement fixation and neutralizing antibody studies.2
A filtrable virus was found in 1924 to be the cause of a mild form of equine encephalomyelitis of horses, known in Europe for many years as Borna disease. A similar condition had also been noted in the United States for many years, but it was not until 1930 that the virus was
DRAVIN I, COFFEY JH, DINE WC. VIRUS ENCEPHALITIS DURING A POLIOMYELITIS EPIDEMIC: A REPORT OF FIVE CASES1. Ann Intern Med. 1951;34:705–711. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-34-3-705
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1951;34(3):705-711.
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