Rickettsia felis-associated Uneruptive Fever, Senegal

Socolovschi, Cristina; Mediannikov, Oleg; Sokhna, Cheikh; Tall, Adama; Diatta, Georges; Bassene, Hubert; Trape, Jean-Fran├žois; Raoult, Didier
July 2010
Emerging Infectious Diseases;Jul2010, Vol. 16 Issue 7, p1140
Academic Journal
During November 2008-July 2009, we investigated the origin of unknown fever in Senegalese patients with a negative malaria test result, focusing on potential rickettsial infection. Using molecular tools, we found evidence for Rickettsia felis-associated illness in the initial days of infection in febrile Senegalese patients without malaria


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