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Unformatted text preview: Psittacosis Chlamydophila psittaci Fever and headache Tetracylclines Q fever Coxiella burnetii Chills and chest pain Doxycycline and Chloroquine Epiglottitis Haemophilus influenzae Inflamed, abscessed epiglottis Antibiotics; maintain airway Melioidosis Burkholderia pseudomallei Pneumonia Ceftazidime 10. List the causative agent, mode of transmission, and endemic area for the disease histoplasmosis, coccidioidomycosis, blastomycosis, and Pneumocystis pneumonia. Disease Causative Agent Reservoir Endemic Area Histoplasmosis Histoplasma capsulatum Soil States adjoining the Mississippi & Ohio rivers Coccidioidomycosis Coccidioides immitis Desert soils American Southwest Blastomycosis Blastomyces dermatitidis Soil Mississippi Pneumocystis Pneumocystis jiroveci Unknown, possibly humans or soil Ubiquitous...
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This note was uploaded on 05/05/2008 for the course BIOL 357 taught by Professor Kalia during the Spring '08 term at University of Louisville.
- Spring '08