West Nile Virus (cont.)
Authors and Editors
Author: Charles P. Davis, MD, PhD
Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP
Previous contributing authors and editors:
Author: David A Donson, MD, Staff Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine, New York Methodist Hospital.
Mai Kim Lai, MD, Staff Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine, Sparrow Hospital, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine;
Steven H Silber, DO, FACEP, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Weill Medical College of Cornell University; Vice Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, New York Methodist Hospital.
Editors: Mitchell J Goldman, DO, FAAP, FAAEM, Director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medicine, St Vincent Emergency Physicians, Inc; Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD, Senior Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine; Jeter (Jay) Pritchard Taylor III, MD, Vice-Chief, Compliance Officer, Attending Physician Emergency Medicine Residency, Department of Emergency Medicine, Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital, University of South Carolina.
REFERENCES:Last Editorial Review: 7/6/2012
Davis, Charles P. "Encephalitis." eMedicineHealth.com. Feb. 13, 2012. <http://www.emedicinehealth.com/encephalitis/article_em.htm>.
United States. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "West Nile Virus." July 3, 2012. <http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/westnile/index.htm>.
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