First molecular detection of R. conorii subsp. conorii 99 years after the Conor description of Mediterranean spotted fever, in Tunisia.

Abstract

Mediterranean spotted fever (MSF) is one of the oldest recognised vector-borne infectious diseases. The first cases were described in Tunisia in 1909. As characteristic skin eruptions were papular rather than macular, the disease was referred to as ‘boutonneuse’ fever. The eschar at the site of the tick bite, the hallmark of rickettsial diseases, was… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-0691.2008.02253.x

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