Rickettsiosis in Europe.

  title={Rickettsiosis in Europe.},
  author={Jos{\'e}-Ram{\'o}n Blanco and Jos{\'e} A Oteo},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
In Europe, rickettsioses are long-known infectious diseases. Until recently, it was thought that Mediterranean spotted fever due to Rickettsia conorii was the only tick-borne rickettsiosis in Europe. In the last decade new Rickettsia spp. have been implicated in human pathology (R. slovaca, R. sibirica mongolotimonae, R. helvetica). Furthermore, cases of infection due to flea-borne rickettsioses (R. typhi, R. felis) have been described. Finally, although no outbreak of epidemic typhus has been… CONTINUE READING


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