BMJ 1996; 312 doi: (Published 27 January 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:202

US increase in deaths from infectious diseases: Deaths from infectious diseases in the US rose by 58% between 1980 and 1992, with the AIDS virus, respiratory diseases, and blood infections the main culprits, says a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The study of death certificates was reported in JAMA (the journal of the American Medical Association) and showed that by 1992 the death rate from …

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