Unexplained Deaths Due to Possibly Infectious Causes in the United States: Defining the Problem and Designing Surveillance and Laboratory Approaches
Bradley A. Perkins*, Jennifer M. Flood†, Richard Danila‡, Robert C. Holman*, Arthur L. Reingold†, Laura A. Klug*, Michael Virata§, Paul R. Cieslak¶, Sherif R. Zaki*, Robert W. Pinner*, Rima F. Khabbaz*, and the Unexplained Deaths Working Group1
Author affiliations: *National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA, Atlanta, Georgia; †School of Public Health, University of California at Berkeley, California, USA; ‡ Minnesota Department of Health, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; §Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA ¶Oregon Department of Human Resources, Portland, Oregon, USA
Figure. Age-specific rates of unexplained deaths due to possibly infectious causes (UDPIC) among previously health persons 1 to 49 years of age in the four emerging infections program sites, 1992.
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