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September 2012

West Nile virus infection first appeared in the United States in 1999. Since that time, West Nile infections are found in all 48 contiguous states and have caused illness in >30,000 people, including potentially life-threatening disease. Dr. Pritt describes clinical presentation, diagnosis, and prevention of West Nile virus infection.


  • Bobbi Pritt, MD
    • Associate Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology and Microbiology
    • Director of the Clinical Parasitology and Initial Processing Laboratories
    • Director of vector-borne disease molecular testing and a consultant in the Division of Clinical Microbiology

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