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Update in Infectious Diseases

John G. Bartlett, MD
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From Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland. Requests for Reprints: John Bartlett, MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Ross Research Building, Room 1159, 720 Rutland Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21205. Current Author Addresses: Dr. Bartlett: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Ross Research Building, Room 1159, 720 Rutland Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21205.

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Ann Intern Med. 1997;126(1):48-56. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-126-1-199701010-00007
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Infectious diseases is a rapidly moving field, largely because of advances against the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). However, the situation in other, more traditional, areas of infectious diseases is more worrisome, especially given the emergence of new viral diseases and the growing resistance to treatment of older, more common bacteria.

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Reported number of cases of and deaths from tuberculosis in the United States, 1953 to 1994.

* Change in reporting criteria. Deaths in 1993 are provisional; deaths in 1994 are not available.

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