Bartonella quintana, past, present, and future of the scourge of World War I

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During World War I, a mysterious new disease affected soldiers on both sides of battle field. The first reports described a relapsing fever of unknown origin with body lice being suggested as the vector. The outbreak affected >1 000 000 people, mostly soldiers fighting in front-line trenches. Shortly afterward, the illness was known as Trench fever, of which the causal infectious agent is currently classified as Bartonella quintana.

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Páginas (desde-hasta)831-837
Número de páginas7
PublicaciónAPMIS
Volumen126
N.º11
DOI
EstadoPublicada - nov. 2018

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