Rickettsia felis: a new species of pathogenic rickettsia isolated from cat fleas.

@article{Higgins1996RickettsiaFA,
  title={Rickettsia felis: a new species of pathogenic rickettsia isolated from cat fleas.},
  author={James A. Higgins and Suzana Radulovi{\vc} and Martin E. Schriefer and A. F. Azad},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={1996},
  volume={34 3},
  pages={671-4}
}
A flea-borne rickettsia, previously referred to as ELB, has been implicated as a cause of human illness. Using sequence data obtained from a fragment of the citrate synthase gene, we compared ELB, Rickettsia australis, R. rickettsii, and R. akari with the louse-borne R. prowazekii. We tallied 24 base pair differences between ELB and R. prowazekii and 25 between R. rickettsii and R. prowazekii; there were 30 base pair differences between R. australis and R. prowazekii and 29 between R. akari and… CONTINUE READING
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