Bacterial diseases in warm climates
A doctor working in non-endemic regions will encounter the bacterial diseases discussed in this article when working in endemic areas and when treating international travellers or immigrants. Some of the diseases are acute and life-threatening infections. Some of the infections are rare. For example, anthrax can be contracted by handling imported leather and can therefore, in principle, also be found in the industrialised countries, and it is a potential agent for bioterrorism/biological warfare.