Acute febrile illness is associated with Rickettsia spp infection in dogs

@inproceedings{SolanoGallego2015AcuteFI,
  title={Acute febrile illness is associated with Rickettsia spp infection in dogs},
  author={Laia Solano-Gallego and Alessandra Capr{\`i} and Maria Grazia Pennisi and Marco Cald{\'i}n and Tommaso Furlanello and Michele Trotta},
  booktitle={Parasites & Vectors},
  year={2015}
}
Rickettsia conorii is transmitted by Rhipicephalus sanguineus ticks and causes Mediterranean Spotted Fever (MSF) in humans. Although dogs are considered the natural host of the vector, the clinical and epidemiological significance of R. conorii infection in dogs remains unclear. The aim of this prospective study was to investigate whether Rickettsia infection causes febrile illness in dogs living in areas endemic for human MSF. Dogs from southern Italy with acute fever (n = 99) were compared… CONTINUE READING
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