September 2003
Dermatology Times;Sep2003, Vol. 24 Issue 9, p16
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Reports on the West Nile virus epidemics in the U.S. Number of death and infected people; Name of the state affected most by the virus; Transmission of the disease through organ transplants and blood transfusions.


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