Testing times in diagnosis of unusual infections

Dr Bernie Hudson MBBS, DTPH, FACTM, FAFPHM, FRACP, FRCPA
Dr Hudson is a clinical microbiologist and infectious diseases physician

HISTORY of illness or exposure, a detailed travel/exposure history, together with clinical examination, are all extremely important in determining the likelihood that an individual has a suspected condition or infection.

To confirm a diagnosis of infection, demonstrating the infecting agent is preferable.

To confirm a diagnosis of illness due to the agent, demonstrating the agent in a situation where there

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