Rickettsia sibirica infection in members of scientific expeditions to northern Asia.

@article{Lewin2003RickettsiaSI,
  title={Rickettsia sibirica infection in members of scientific expeditions to northern Asia.},
  author={Matthew R Lewin and Donald H. Bouyer and David H Walker and Daniel M. Musher},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={2003},
  volume={362 9391},
  pages={1201-2}
}
The risk of acquiring North Asian tick typhus (infection by Rickettsia sibirica) during travel to regions of Asia where this disease is endemic is unknown. We investigated prospectively 13 paleontologists on expedition to Mongolia. Four paleontologists had acute illness characterised by fever, rash, headache, and lymphadenopathy. All had IgM and IgG antibodies to R sibirica. Paleontologists with no illness and people who went on expeditions in other parts of the world did not have antibodies to… CONTINUE READING

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