Rickettsia africae


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Rickettsia africae

a species of Rickettsia studied principally in Zimbabwe that appears to be carried by the tick Amblyomma hebraeum; a cause of spotted fever.

Rick·ett·si·a af·ri·cae

(ri-ket'sē-ă af'ri-sē)
A species of Rickettsia studied principally in Zimbabwe that appears to be carried by the tick Amblyomma hebraeum; a cause of spotted fever.

Rickettsia africae

The causative agent of African tick bite fever. It is usually found only in sub-Saharan Africa.
See also: Rickettsia
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Rickettsia africae in Amblyomma variegatum and domestic ruminants on eight Caribbean islands.
Rickettsia africae mAmblyomma variegatum ticks, LTganda and Nigeria.
Rickettsia africae, agent de la fievre a tique africaine: un pathogene emergent dans les Antilles et l'ile de la Reunion.
felis (100) (30) Hard ticks Rickettsia africae (87) (29) Rickettsiae spotted fever group (27) (0-51) None This study Soft ticks None This study Rickettsia sp.
New approaches to detection and identification of Rickettsia africae and Ehrlichia ruminantium in Amblyomma variegatum (Acari: Ixodidae) ticks from the Caribbean.
To the Editor: Rickettsia africae, the causative agent of African tickbite fever, is transmitted by Amblyomma hebraeum and A.
The causative agent was identified as a new serotype of the spotted fever group (SFG) rickettsiae and named Rickettsia africae (1).
Detection of Rickettsia africae in patients and ticks along the coastal region of Cameroon.
To the Editor: African tickbite fever (ATBF), which is caused by Rickettsia africae, is well documented in travelers to southern Africa (1-3) and transmitted by ungulate ticks of the genus Amblyomma.