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Seattle area: Bartonella, Group A strep infections on the rise among the homeless - Outbreak News Today

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Seattle area: Bartonella, Group A strep infections on the rise among the homeless - Outbreak News Today
Officials with Seattle-King County Public Health report they are investigating increases in cases of several infectious diseases, particularly among the homeless population. The diseases include group A streptococcus, Shigella and Bartonella quintana infections. According to the Health Officer and Chief of Communicable Disease Epidemiology, Dr. Jeff Duchin, homeless people are at increased risk for a wide range of health problems, including infectious …
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