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EPIDEMIC HEMORRHAGIC FEVER APPEARING IN THE UNITED STATES:  Report of a Case with Renal Biopsy Studies

NORTON M. LUGER, M.D.; HILLARD HIMES, M.D.
AMA Arch Intern Med. 1956;98(1):112-119. doi:10.1001/archinte.1956.00250250118016.
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THE APPEARANCE of a "new" disease is a noteworthy event, whether it be the first appearance anywhere or whether it be the appearance for the first time in a new locale.

In 1951 the United Nations forces in Korea were subjected to an outbreak of a strange acute febrile illness characterized by prostration, abdominal pain, shock, and hemorrhagic manifestations. U. S. Army physicians finally identified this as identical with an illness studied about 15 years ago by the Russians and Japanese in Siberia and Manchuria, respectively.*

In December, 1953, a veteran of the Korean war was admitted to the V.A. Hospital, Brooklyn, suffering from an obscure, unusual infection that we now believe was epidemic hemorrhagic fever.

It is our purpose in reporting this case to call attention to the fact that epidemic hemorrhagic fever can and does appear in recent Korean veterans in the United States, to record certain observations

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