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Emerg Infect Dis. 2001 Jan-Feb; 7(1): 128–132.
PMCID: PMC2631674

Outbreak of West Nile virus infection, Volgograd Region, Russia, 1999.


From July 25 to October 1, 1999, 826 patients were admitted to Volgograd Region, Russia, hospitals with acute aseptic meningoencephalitis, meningitis, or fever consistent with arboviral infection. Of 84 cases of meningoencephalitis, 40 were fatal. Fourteen brain specimens were positive in reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction assays, confirming the presence of West Nile/Kunjin virus.

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