Q&A: Is B. quintana a neglected tropical disease?

Bartonella quintana, the louse-borne bacterium known for causing trench fever in World War I, meets the criteria of being a neglected tropical disease in Africa, researchers suggested.
However, research to “confidently define” it as a neglected tropical disease is lacking, they argued.
“We believe that a few modest measures may substantially improve awareness of this neglected disease,” Carl Boodman, MD, a PhD candidate at the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp, Belgium, and clinical investigator program candidate at the University of Manitoba, and colleagues

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