Needs Assessment Tidbit: Physicians Need Help Recognizing Unusual Bacterial Infections

The recent growth in popularity of adventure racing and exotic tourism has increased the number of people exposed to unusual infections, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) update published in the July 2001 Annals of Emergency Medicine

. The update reports on a bacteria-related outbreak among many of the athletes who participated in Eco-Challenge-Sabah 2000 in Borneo, Malaysia. Many race participants were infected by the Leptospira organism while swi

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