Human brucellosis in febrile patients seeking treatment at remote hospitals, northeastern Kenya, 2014–2015
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Njeru, J., Melzer, F., Wareth, G., El-Adawy, H., Henning, K., Pletz, M.W., Heller, R., Kariuki, S., Fèvre, E. and Neubauer, H. 2016. Human brucellosis in febrile patients seeking treatment at remote hospitals, northeastern Kenya, 2014–2015. Emerging Infectious Diseases 22(12).
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During 2014–2015, patients in northeastern Kenya were assessed for brucellosis and characteristics that might help clinicians identify brucellosis. Among 146 confirmed brucellosis patients, 29 (20%) had negative serologic tests. No clinical feature was a good indicator of infection, which was associated with animal contact and drinking raw milk.