Early diagnosis of hantavirus infection by family doctors can reduce inappropriate antibiotic use and hospitalization
2010 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care, ISSN 0281-3432, E-ISSN 1502-7724, Vol. 28, no 3, 179-184 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Raised awareness in general practice regarding emerging infections and better diagnostic tools are desirable. This study of a Hantavirus outbreak shows that general practitioners are frontline doctors during outbreaks and through early and correct diagnosis they can reduce antibiotic treatment and hospitalization.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. Vol. 28, no 3, 179-184 p.
Family practice, general practice, Hantavirus, hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome, nephropathia epidemica, zoonosis
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-42649DOI: 10.3109/02813432.2010.506058ISI: 000281925800009PubMedID: 20642397OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-42649DiVA: diva2:409896