rickettsial disease


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rickettsial disease

Etymology: Howard T. Ricketts; L, dis + Fr, aise, ease
an infection caused by a species of Rickettsia. Examples include Rocky Mountain spotted fever and typhus.

rickettsial disease

(rĭ-kĕt′sē-ăl)
A disease caused by an organism of the family Rickettsiaceae. The most common types are the spotted-fever group (Rocky Mountain spotted fever and rickettsialpox), epidemic typhus, endemic typhus, Brill's disease, Q fever, scrub typhus, and trench fever.
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The presence of rickettsial DNA in the blood of dogs, in the absence of ectoparasites, supports the hypothesis that domestic canines may serve as reservoirs of rickettsial diseases, now specifically including the emerging pathogen R.
Many of the recent reports of scrub typhus and other rickettsial diseases from the Indian sub-continent are based on clinical findings and the relatively nonspecific Weil-Felix test (5) including the study by Kamarasu and co-workers (9).
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1940s); the Connecticut Turnpike (1950s) in Branford, CT; NASA's Vehicle Assembly Building at Kennedy Space Center (1960s) at Kennedy Space Center, FL; the Enrico Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (1970s) in Batavia, IL; The Center for Disease Control's Viral Rickettsial Diseases Laboratory (1980s) in Atlanta, GA; and the rehabilitation of the historic Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan (1990s).
Sejvar of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's division of viral and rickettsial diseases, Atlanta.
Scientists working in this new facility support the CDC's Bioterrorism Program, the Division of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases, the Special Pathogens Branch, the Division of AIDS, STD and TB Laboratory Research, and the Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases.
Laboratory diagnosis of rickettsioses: current approaches to the diagnosis of old and new rickettsial diseases.
CBC scientists presented the data at the twelfth sesqui-annual meeting of the American Society for Rickettsiology and Rickettsial Diseases.
Epidemic manifestations of rickettsial diseases vary by ecotope characteristics, human activity, and vector bioecology in natural foci.
Bradley is chief of the hepatitis viruses section, Division of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases, Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta.