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.
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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.
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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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Analysis of the Rickettsia africae genome reveals that virulence acquisition in Rickettsia species may be explained by genome reduction.
Rickettsia africae, agent de la fievre a tique africaine: un pathogene emergent dans les Antilles et l'ile de la Reunion.
Rickettsia africae, a neglected pathogen in West Africa.
To the Editor: Rickettsia africae is the most widespread spotted fever group (SFG) rickettsia in sub-Saharan Africa, where it causes African tickbite fever (1), an acute, influenza-like syndrome.
Analysis of Rickettsia africae genome reveals that virulence acquisition in Rickettsia species may be explained by genome reduction.
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).