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Fever, Headache, and Visual Blurring in a 17-Year-Old Woman

  • William Lynn,
  • Sue Lightman
  • Published: October 19, 2004
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0010007

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Encephalitis case study

Posted by plosmedicine on 30 Mar 2009 at 23:37 GMT

Author: Christine Hamblin
Position: Mrs./teacher
Institution: East Sussex LEA
E-mail: chris@hamblin.demon.co.uk
Submitted Date: October 28, 2004
Published Date: November 1, 2004
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Dear Sir,
This was a most interesting case study. Apart from teaching, I also sit on a Committee that consults with Defra on equine matters. I should be most glad to know whether or not you were able to exclude West Nile Virus from the differential diagnosis. Recent work by the CEH at Oxford indicates a high level of WNV antibody in British native and migratory species and 5 species of native mosquito vector - consequently, the evolution of this virus is being closely watched by the equine world, to whom it is a potentially serious threat.
I am so glad for the opportunity to read your work through PLoS.
Christine Hamblin

No competing interests declared.