Identification of a novel rickettsial infection in a patient diagnosed with murine typhus.

@article{Schriefer1994IdentificationOA,
  title={Identification of a novel rickettsial infection in a patient diagnosed with murine typhus.},
  author={Martin E. Schriefer and John B. Sacci and John Stephen Dumler and M G Bullen and A. F. Azad},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={1994},
  volume={32 4},
  pages={949-54}
}
Identification of ELB agent-infected fleas and rodents within several foci of murine typhus in the United States has prompted a retrospective investigation for this agent among human murine typhus patients. This agent is a recently described rickettsia which is indistinguishable from Rickettsia typhi with currently available serologic reagents. Molecular analysis of the 17-kDa antigen gene and the citrate synthase gene has discriminated this bacterium from other typhus group and spotted fever… CONTINUE READING