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To a generation of physicians whose clinical familiarity with typhus has generally been limited to rare cases of Brill-Zinsser disease, the papers and discussions in this paperbound volume (the proceedings of an international symposium held in December 1972) are useful reminders that transmission of louse-borne typhus persists on several continents, most notably in Africa. More important, the three prerequisites for future epidemics—Rickettsia prowazekii, body lice, and typhus-susceptible human hosts—all appear to be present in varying degrees worldwide, so that continued rapid population growth and migration, war, famine, and other social forces that may result in local areas of proverty and
The Control of Lice and Louse-Borne Diseases.. Ann Intern Med. ;81:722–723. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-81-5-722_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1974;81(5):722-723.
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