Rickettsia conorii


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Rickettsia conorii

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.
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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.
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Rickettsia conorii

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
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To the Editor: In Greece, 6 spotted fever group (SFG) Rickettsia species have been detected in ticks: Rickettsia conorii, R.
Acute-phase and convalescent-phase plasma samples were tested for SFG-specific IgG and IgM by ELISA using Rickettsia conorii whole cell antigen preparation (11).