Family Clustering of Viliuisk Encephalomyelitis in Traditional and New Geographic Regions
Vsevolod A. Vladimirtsev*, Raisa S. Nikitina*, Neil Renwick†, Anastasia A. Ivanova*, Al’bina P. Danilova*, Fyodor A. Platonov*, Vadim G. Krivoshapkin*, Catriona A. McLean‡, Colin L. Masters‡, D. Carleton Gajdusek§, and Lev G. Goldfarb¶
Author affiliations: *Institute of Health–Sakha (Yakut) Republic, Yakutsk, Russian Federation; †Columbia University Medical Center, New York, New York, USA; ‡University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia; §Institut Alfred Fessard, Gif-sur-Yvette, France; ¶National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA;
Figure. Location of families with Viliuisk encephalomyelitis characterized in this report. Arrow indicates the general direction of Viliuisk encephalomyelitis dispersion from traditional disease-endemic areas on the Viliui River to densely populated regions of the Sakha (Yakut) Republic around the capital city of Yakutsk.
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