Rickettsioses in Europe.

  title={Rickettsioses in Europe.},
  author={A Pizarro Portillo and Sonia Santib{\'a}{\~n}ez and Lara Garc{\'i}a-{\'A}lvarez and Ana Maria Palomar and Jos{\'e} A Oteo},
  journal={Microbes and infection},
  volume={17 11-12},
Bacteria of the genera Rickettsia and Orientia (family rickettsiaceae, order rickettsiales) cause rickettsioses worldwide, and are transmitted by lice, fleas, ticks and mites. In Europe, only Rickettsia spp. cause rickettsioses. With improvement of hygiene, the risk of louse-borne rickettsiosis (epidemic typhus) is low in Europe. Nevertheless, recrudescent form of Rickettsia prowazekii infection persists. There could be an epidemic typhus outbreak if a body lice epidemic occurs under… CONTINUE READING
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