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Factors influencing atypical clinical presentations during the 2017 Madagascar pneumonic plague outbreak: a prospective cohort study

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In late 2017, Madagascar experienced a large urban outbreak of pneumonic plague, the largest outbreak to date this century. During the outbreak, there were widespread reports of plague patients presenting with atypical symptoms, such as prolonged duration of illness and upper respiratory tract symptoms. Reported mortality among plague cases was also substantially lower than that reported in the literature (25% versus 50% in treated patients). A prospective multicenter observational study was ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
Sub department:
NDM Experimental Medicine
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Name:
National Institute for Health Research
Grant:
EPIDZK3812/OXFORD
Publisher:
American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Journal:
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Volume:
102
Issue:
6
Pages:
1309-1315
Publication date:
2020-04-06
Acceptance date:
2019-12-08
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EISSN:
1476-1645
ISSN:
0002-9637
Pmid:
32274983
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1100483
Local pid:
pubs:1100483
Deposit date:
2020-06-29

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