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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African tick-bite fever (ATBF), a recently rediscovered rickettsiosis of the spotted fever group, is caused by Rickettsia africae, an obligate intracellular, gram-negative, rod-shaped bacterium, transmitted by cattle ticks of the Amblyomma genus (1-5).
Outbreak of Rickettsia africae infections in participants in an adventure race from South Africa.
Outbreak of Rickettsia africae infections in participants of an adventure race from South Africa.
Rickettsia africae is the agent of African tick-bite fever, a mild but common disease of local persons and tourists in Africa.
Rickettsia africae is a recently described spotted fever group (SFG) rickettsia that is the agent of African tick-bite fever (ATBF), a mild but common tickborne disease of local persons and tourists, in particular, in sub-Saharan Africa.
To the Editor: African tick-bite fever (ATBF) is caused by Rickettsia africae and remains the most common tickborne rickettsiosis in sub-Saharan Africa (1,2).
Serum samples from 234 acutely febrile patients at clinics in Tiko and Buea, Cameroon, were examined for antibodies to Rickettsia africae and African alphaviruses and flaviviruses.
Rickettsia africae, a tick-borne pathogen of travellers to subsaharan Africa.