Endemic Thoracic Infections in Sub-Saharan Africa
Chara E Rydzak, Ana Santos Lima, Gustavo S P Meirelles
Radiol Clin North Am . 2022 May;60(3):461-479. doi: 10.1016/j.rcl.2022.01.003.
Although many of the thoracic infections endemic to Africa are also present around the world, this article focuses on entities that are emerging or disproportionately affect populations living in sub-Saharan Africa. Important emerging or reemerging viral and bacterial diseases that commonly affect the lung include dengue fever, plague, leptospirosis, and rickettsioses. Most parasitic infections endemic to Africa can also manifest within the thorax, including malaria, amebiasis, hydatid disease, schistosomiasis, paragonimiasis, ascariasis, strongyloidiasis and cysticercosis. Level of sanitation, interaction between humans and host animals, climate change, political instability, and global travel all affect the distribution and burden of these diseases.
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