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Volume 3, Number 1—March 1997

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Knowledge-Based Patient Screening for Rare and Emerging Infectious/Parasitic Diseases: A Case Study of Brucellosis and Murine Typhus

Craig N. Carter*, Norman C. Ronald†, James H. Steele‡, Ed Young§, Jeffery P. Taylor¶, Leon H. Russell*, A. K. Eugster*, and Joe E. West*
Author affiliations: *Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA; †Texas Medical Informatics, Inc., College Station, Texas, USA; ‡University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, Texas, USA; §Veteran Affairs Medical Center, Houston, Texas, USA; and ¶Texas Department of Health, Austin, Texas, USA

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Table 2

Other diseases commonly listed in the differential diagnosis of murine typhus

1. Lyme borreliosis 7. Relapsing fever
2. Tularemia 8. Avian chlamydiosis
3. Brucellosis 9. Leptospirosis
4. Zoonotic epidemic typhus 10. Salmonellosis
5. Rocky Mountain spotted fever 11. Babesiosis
12. Malaria
6. Rat bite fever 13. Q fever

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