CERTAIN CHARACTERISTICS OF EPIDEMIOLOGICAL, CLINICAL AND LABORATORY DIAGNOSIS OF TYPHOID FORMS OF TULAREMIA
ARMY BIOLOGICAL LABS FREDERICK MD
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The course of tularemia can be classified as follows, according to its severity 1 Latent and non-symptomatic forms 2 Ambulatory or effaced forms 3 Forms with a light course 4 Forms with a mild course and 5 Forms with a severe course. The latent forms of tularemia pass without clinical symptoms and the only method of diagnosis is the application of allergical or serological methods. Ambulatory or effaced forms pass with lightly expressed symptoms and also require laboratory methods of diagnosis. Light forms are characterized by clinically apparent symptoms, usually lasting one week. Numerous cases can be diagnosed clinically. Mild forms of tularemia are characterized by clinical symptoms, lasting 2-3 weeks. After establishing an outbreak, this form can be diagnosed predominantly by clinical diagnosis. Severe cases are characterized by symptoms lasting 3-4 weeks and longer. These forms can, as a rule be diagnosed clinically.
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