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Epidemiological Factors

To limit the differential diagnosis,
Put one or more epidemiological factors in your query.

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Entry: Inhale; Ingest; Needle, Skin/Eye (Entry through skin or mucous membranes including conjunctiva.), Animal Bite, Swim, Sexual Contact;

Source: Patient, Fecal-Oral, Fecal-Soil (Source is fecally contaminated soil.), Excreta, Tissue (animal carcass), Soil, Food, Meat, Seafood-Fish, Seafood-Shellfish, Dairy, Edible Plant, Water; 

 Fleas, Biting Flies, Lice, Mites, Mosquitoes, Ticks;

 Birds, Cattle, Cats, Deer, Dogs, Fish, Human, Horses, Monkeys, Rabbits, Rodents, Swine, Wild;

For more detailed definitions, see the following:

  • Animal Bite: Infected by Animal Bite
  • Ingest: Infected by Ingestion
  • Inhale: Infected by Inhalation
  • Needle: Infected by Needle (Includes Drug Abuse), Scalpel, or Transfusion
  • Sex: Infected by Sexual Contact
  • Skin/Eye: Infected through Skin or Mucous Membranes (Includes Conjunctiva)
  • Swim: Infected while Swimming
  • Dairy: Eating Unpasteurized Milk or Cheese
  • Edible Plant: Eating Contaminated Produce
  • Excreta: Animal Excreta
  • Fecal-Oral: Human Fecal-Oral Transmission
  • Fecal-Soil: Fecal-Contaminated Soil (Animal or Human)
  • Food: Eating Contaminated Food
  • Meat: Eating Contaminated or Infected Meat
  • Patient: Person-to-Person Transmission
  • Seafood-Fish: Eating Infected or Toxin-Containing Fish
  • Seafood-Shellfish: Eating Contaminated Mollusks or Crustacean (Oyster, Shrimp, or Lobster)
  • Soil: Soil or Dust (Ingesting or Inhaling)
  • Tissue: Animal Tissue
  • Water: Waterborne (Ingesting, Inhaling, or Swimming)
  • Biting Flies
  • Fleas
  • Lice
  • Mites
  • Mosquitoes
  • Ticks
  • Birds (Birds and Poultry)
  • Cats
  • Cattle (Cattle, Goats, and Sheep)
  • Deer (Deer, Elk, and Antelope)
  • Dogs
  • Fish (Fish and Shellfish)
  • Horses
  • Humans
  • Monkeys
  • Rabbits
  • Rodents
  • Swine
  • Wildlife (Wild Animals)