Mediterranean spotted fever--classification by disease course and criteria for determining the disease severity.

@article{Baltadzhiev2012MediterraneanSF,
  title={Mediterranean spotted fever--classification by disease course and criteria for determining the disease severity.},
  author={Ivan G Baltadzhiev and Nedialka I Popivanova and Y. Stoilova and Ani K Kevorkian},
  journal={Folia medica},
  year={2012},
  volume={54 4},
  pages={
          53-61
        }
}
INTRODUCTION Mediterranean spotted fever (MSF) in Bulgaria is caused by Ricketsia conorii conorii with a major vector the dog tick, Rhipicephalus sanguineus. The first cases of re-emerging MSF were reported in this country in the early 1990s after some 20 years of absence and then registered an annual increase until 2001-2003 after which the disease prevalence declined. MSF still poses a serious health problem in the country as severe, complicated cases with lethal outcome occur. The aim of… CONTINUE READING

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