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Table 1 Pathogen rankings following the data-driven AHP approach and the expert re-ranking. AHP, analytical hierarchy process; spp., species. *Serogroups A, B, C, W-135, Y, and X; †Types A, B and C; ‡Types 1, 2 and 3

From: Prioritising pathogens for the management of severe febrile patients to improve clinical care in low- and middle-income countries

 AHP-derived listGeneral fever priority pathogen list 
RankPathogenPathogenChange in rank
1Plasmodium sppTyphoidal Salmonella
2Cryptococcus spp.*Plasmodium spp
3Mycobacteria tuberculosisMycobacterium tuberculosisno change
4Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC)Streptococcus pneumoniae
5Klebsiella sppStaphylococcus aureus
6Neisseria meningitidis (serogroups A, B, C, W-135, Y, and X)Non-typhoidal Salmonella
7Shigella sppEscherichia coli
8Burkholderia pseudomalleiNeisseria meningitidis (serogroups A, B, C, W-135, Y, and X)
9Streptococcus pneuomiaeRickettsia spp
10Orientia tsutsugamushiKlebsiella spp
11Typhoidal SalmonellaLeptospira spp.
12Haemophilus influenzaeCryptococcus spp
13Pseudomonas sppBrucella spp
14Acinetobacter baumanniiShigella spp
15Rickettsia sppOrientia tsutsugamushi
16Leptospira sppHaemophilus influenzae
17Escherichia coliBurkholderia pseudomallei
18Staphylococcus aureusPseudomonas spp.
19Brucella sppMycobacterium avium complex (MAC)
20Non-typhoidal SalmonellaAcinetobacter baumannii
21Histoplasma capsulatumInfluenza virus A, B, and C
22Coxiella burnetiiDengue virus 1, 2, and 3
23Proteus mirabilis*Coxiella burnetii
24Enterobacter sppHistoplasma capsulatum
25Citrobacter spp.*Leishmania donovani/ infantumNew
26Influenza virus A, B, and CGroup B Streptococcus+New
27Borrelia recurrentisLassa fever+New
28Japanese encephalitis virus*Enterococcus faecalis+New
29Yellow fever virus*Enterobacter spp.+New
30West Nile virus*Borrelia recurrentis
31Dengue virus 1, 2, and 3Chikungunya virus
32Chikungunya virus  
  1. * Removals based on expert opinion
  2. +Additions based on expert opinion