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Case report: Septicemic plague in a community hospital in California

Department of Medicine, University of California, San Diego, San Diego, California, United States
The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene (Impact Factor: 2.7). 07/2008; 78(6):868-71.
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Diagnosis of a case of septicemic plague acquired in rural California was delayed because of a series of confounding events, resulting in concern about reliance on community hospitals as sentinels for detecting potential bioterrorism-related events. An epizootic study confirmed the peridomestic source of Yersinia pestis infection.

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