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Coccidioidomycosis outbreak among United States Navy SEALs training in a Coccidioides immitis-endemic area--Coalinga, California.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12198626     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
An outbreak of coccidioidomycosis among 22 Navy SEALs occurred during training exercises in Coalinga, California. Ten (45%) of the 22 men had serologic evidence of acute coccidioidomycosis, the highest attack rate ever reported for a military unit. All case patients were symptomatic, and 50% had abnormal chest radiographs. There were no cases of dissemination and no deaths to date. Coccidioidomycosis continues to be a threat to military members and civilians who reside or train in areas where Coccidioides immitis, the causative agent, is endemic.
Authors:
Nancy Crum; Carla Lamb; Gregory Utz; Dennis Amundson; Mark Wallace
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2002-08-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of infectious diseases     Volume:  186     ISSN:  0022-1899     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Infect. Dis.     Publication Date:  2002 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-08-28     Completed Date:  2002-10-16     Revised Date:  2010-08-25    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0413675     Medline TA:  J Infect Dis     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  865-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
Infectious Diseases Division, Department of Internal Medicine, Naval Medical Center San Diego, San Diego, California 92134-1005, USA. nfcrum@nmcsd.med.navy.mil
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Antibodies, Fungal / blood
California / epidemiology
Coccidioidomycosis / diagnosis*,  epidemiology*,  immunology,  physiopathology
Disease Outbreaks*
Humans
Male
Military Personnel*
Naval Medicine
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antibodies, Fungal

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