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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
Earth Sciences Directorate
Greenbelt, MD 20771
Paul R. Epstein
Harvard Medical School
Center for Health and the Global Environment
Boston, MA 02115
Thomas G. Ksiazek
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Special Pathogens Branch
Atlanta, GA 30333
Kenneth J. Linthicum
Walter Reed Army Institute of Research
Department of Defense
Global Emerging Infections System
Division of Preventive Medicine
Washington, DC 20307-5100
News, Vol. 156, No. 3, July 17, 1999, p. 36.
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