Passive surveillance as an instrument to identify risk factors for fatal Rocky Mountain spotted fever: is there more to learn?

@article{Childs2002PassiveSA,
  title={Passive surveillance as an instrument to identify risk factors for fatal Rocky Mountain spotted fever: is there more to learn?},
  author={James Emory Childs and Christopher D Paddock},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={2002},
  volume={66 5},
  pages={
          450-7
        }
}
National surveillance for Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF) dates from 1920; however, the collection of detailed epidemiologic, clinical, and laboratory data on RMSF by using case report forms began in 1970. Despite issues with compliance and changes in case definitions, surveillance data have permitted researchers to assess risk factors for fatal RMSF quantitatively. Factors consistently associated with increased risk of death include severity of disease, older age, lack of tick bite… CONTINUE READING
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