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Update on Tick-Borne Rickettsioses around the World: a Geographic Approach
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The current knowledge on tick-borne rickettsiae and ricksettsioses is presented using a geographic approach toward the epidemiology of these diseases. Expand
From Q Fever to Coxiella burnetii Infection: a Paradigm Change
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All the progress made over the last 20 years on this topic are reviewed, including the breaking of the old dichotomy between “acute” and “chronic” Q fever and the achievement of determining the genome sequences of several strains of this species and comparative genomic analyses. Expand
Rickettsia raoultii sp. nov., a spotted fever group rickettsia associated with Dermacentor ticks in Europe and Russia.
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The characterization of a novel Rickettsia species cultivated from Dermacentor ticks collected in Russia and France is described and the nameRickettsia raoultii sp. Expand
Tick-Borne Rickettsioses, Neglected Emerging Diseases in Rural Senegal
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The presented results on the distribution of pathogenic rickettsiae in ticks and the first R. conorii case in West Africa show that the rural population of Senegal is at risk for other tick-borne ricksettsioses, which are significant causes of febrile disease in this area. Expand
Coxiella burnetii in Humans and Ticks in Rural Senegal
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It is found that the seroprevalence may be as high as 24.5% (59 of 238 studied) in Dielmo village, and Q fever should be considered a significant public health threat in Senegal. Expand
The relationship between spotted fever group Rickettsiae and Ixodid ticks
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This review summarizes the current understanding of the mechanisms involved in the relationship between ticks and Rickettsiae and provides an update on the recent methodological improvements that have allowed for comprehensive studies at the molecular level. Expand
Common Epidemiology of Rickettsia felis Infection and Malaria, Africa
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A correlation between malaria and R. felis infection regarding geographic distribution, seasonality, asymptomatic infections, and a potential vector is demonstrated; thus, empirical treatment strategies for febrile illness for travelers and residents in sub-Saharan Africa may require reevaluation. Expand
Carbapenem Resistance and Acinetobacter baumannii in Senegal: The Paradigm of a Common Phenomenon in Natural Reservoirs
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This study shows for the first time a reservoir of bla OXA23-like-positive gene in human head lice and stool samples in Senegal and its resistance to carbapenemase-hydrolysing oxacillinases. Expand
Current and Past Strategies for Bacterial Culture in Clinical Microbiology
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The development of axenic media for the culture of Treponema pallidum or Mycobacterium leprae remains an important challenge that the patience and innovations of cultivators will enable them to overcome. Expand
Tropheryma whipplei bacteremia during fever in rural West Africa.
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The findings suggest that T. whipplei is an agent of unexplained cold season fever with cough in rural West Africa. Expand
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