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Ending the Neglect of Treatable Bacterial Zoonoses Responsible for Non-Malaria Fevers.

Abstract

Bacterial zoonotic diseases such as leptospirosis, Q fever, melioidosis, spotted fever group rickettsioses, and brucellosis are increasingly recognized causes of non-malaria acute fevers. However, though readily treatable with antibiotics, these diseases are commonly misdiagnosed resulting in poor outcomes in patients. There is a considerable deficit in the understanding of basic aspects of the epidemiology of these neglected diseases and diagnostic tests for these zoonotic bacterial pathogens are not always available in resource-poor settings. Raising awareness about these emerging bacterial zoonoses is directly beneficial to the patients by allowing a test-and-treat approach and is essential to control these life-threatening diseases.

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Type
Journal Article
Author
Goarant C
Dellagi K
Picardeau M
Year of Publication
2021
Journal
The Yale journal of biology and medicine
Volume
94
Issue
2
Number of Pages
351-360
Date Published
06/2021
Language
eng
ISSN Number
1551-4056
Alternate Journal
Yale J Biol Med
PMID
34211354
Publication Language
eng