In Brazil, they have an important sentinel role for Brazilian spotted fever
(BSf) (SANGIONI et al., 2005; UENO et al., 2016; MONTENEGRO et al., 2017).
Pacola et al., "Features of Brazilian Spotted Fever
in Two Different Endemic Areas in Brazil," Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases, vol.
Genetic identification of rickettsial isolates from fatal cases of Brazilian spotted fever
and comparison with Rickettsia rickettsii isolates from the American continents.
Epidemiological aspects of the Brazilian spotted fever
: seasonal activity of ticks collected in an endemic area in Sao Paulo, Brasil.
Brazilian spotted fever
(BSF) is a systemic disease caused by Rickettsia rickettsii, a bacterium transmitted by the horse tick Amblyomma cajennense.
Rickettsia rickettsii is the etiologic agent of a severe febrile illness in humans, known in Brazil as Brazilian Spotted Fever
(BSF) (ANGERAMI et al.,2006).
RMSF is referred to as Brazilian spotted fever
in Brazil, where case-fatality rates are 20%-40% (1,2).
In Brazil, the main etiological agent of Brazilian Spotted Fever
(BSF) is Rickettsia rickettsii, considered the most pathogenic species of the genus for humans and some animals.
parkeri, strain Atlantic rainforest, have been characterized after being found in areas to which Brazilian spotted fever
(BSF) is endemic (1,2), which indicates the complexity of their epidemic and enzootic cycles.