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Related to Rickettsia conorii: Rickettsia akari, Rickettsia prowazekii, Rickettsia rickettsii, Rickettsia typhi, Fievre boutonneuse
a species of bacteria causing Mediterranean spotted fever in southern Europe, Africa, and the Middle East; transmitted by various ticks, such as the dog tick Rhipicephalus sanguineus.
Rick·ett·si·a co·nor·i·i(ri-ket'sē-ă kō-nō'rē-ī)
A widespread African species probably causing boutonneuse fever in humans; transmitted by various ticks.
The causative agent of boutonneuse fever found in the Mediterranean, parts of Africa, and India. The animal reservoirs are rodents and dogs; the vectors are ticks of several genera.
See also: Rickettsia
a genus of small, rod-shaped, round to pleomorphic microorganisms in the order Rickettsiales. They are true bacteria, gram-negative, and cultivable only in living tissues. Transmitted by lice and ticks, they cause disease in humans and domestic animals but are also found in the cytoplasm of tissue cells of lice, fleas, ticks and mites, which may act as reservoirs and vectors. See also ehrlichia and coxiella.
causes rickettsial pox in humans, mice and rats.
causes queensland tick typhus in humans, small marsupials, rats.
causes new typhus in humans and rabbits.
see Chlamydophila pecorum.
causes boutonneuse fever in humans and dogs and small feral mammals.
see Ehrlichia ovina.
causes epidemic typhus in humans and possibly cattle, sheep and goats.
causes spotted fever in humans and many feral animals, especially rodents and in dogs and birds. See also rocky mountain spotted fever.
causes Siberian tick typhus in humans and many feral mammals, especially rodents.
causes murine typhus in humans and the brown rat.