Rickettsia honei


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Rickettsia honei

a bacterial species causing Flinders Island spotted fever in Australia.
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Rick·ett·sia ho·ne·i

(ri-ket'sē-ă hōn'ē-ī)
A bacterial species that causes Flinders Island spotted fever in Australia.
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Rickettsia honei

The causative agent of a spotted fever that clinically resembles Rocky Mountain spotted fever. It is found only in Australia and neighboring islands.
See also: Rickettsia
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Rickettsia honei: a spotted fever group Rickettsia on three continents.
In addition to previously described cases of Flinders Island spotted fever (Rickettsia honei strain "marmionii"), we describe 1 case of Queensland tick typhus (R.
An isolate shared 99.2%, 99.8%, 99.8%, 99.9%, and 100% homology with the 17 kDa, ompA, gltA, 16S rRNA, and Sca4 genes, respectively, of Rickettsia honei. This Australian rickettsiosis has similar symptoms to Flinders Island spotted fever, and the strain is genetically related to R.