Specialist who treated rare disease among homeless wants doctors to be aware of signs

Source: The Canadian Press | Published on MSD Connect: January 2021 | HK-NON-00230 Jan/2021

VANCOUVER — As an infectious diseases specialist, Dr. Carl Boodman has had a longtime interest in an illness that commonly afflicted soldiers during the First World War as well as people who now live in crowded refugee camps.

But Boodman had no idea when he encountered a case of trench fever in Winnipeg earlier this year that he'd soon be treating three more patients with the same condition and that all of them had spent time in a homeless shelter.

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