Rickettsia honei


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Rickettsia honei

a bacterial species causing Flinders Island spotted fever in Australia.

Rick·ett·sia ho·ne·i

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

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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Kinetics of species-specific antibody titers in patient infected with Rickettsia honei, Nepal, 2009 * IgG/IgM titer by date Species tested Apr 20 Apr 24 Apr 29 May 15 R.
One review of 62 cases included patients from Flinders Island in the Bass Strait, an area now known to be endemic for a new rickettsia in the SFG, Rickettsia honei (4).
9%, and 100% homology with the 17 kDa, ompA, gltA, 16S rRNA, and Sca4 genes, respectively, of Rickettsia honei.